What's Turning San Diego's Coast Black Right Now? You'll Never Believe It.

This is a super-rare event...and it's not what you might think.

These pictures were taken by a student out at Scripps Pier in San Diego.

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As you can see, the water is almost completely black.

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Huge swaths of what appear to be a tarry, dark liquid have spread beneath the water....

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BUT....It's not tar...

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Can you guess what it is?

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It's a MASSIVE school of anchovies.

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Yep, MILLIONS of them. The most in at least 30 years.

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Enough for a million pizzas, maybe. If you like anchovies, I mean.

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They are completely unfazed by swimmers and surfers.

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And they've inexplicably taken over a MASSIVE chunk of the coastline.

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Unbelievable, right? I thought it was going to be an oil slick, but nope...! Anchovy! Please share this with friends.

SOURCE:WFLA News Channel 8