School of AKULE or Big-Eye Scad (Selar crumenophthalmus) - ©Bo Pardau
Akule is a fish highly appreciated by the local Kona, Hawaii residents and divers.
Akule schools can concentrate over a thousand fish, and have become one of underwater photographers’ favorite subjects.
Bo Pardau has managed to get some spectacular shots of Akule schools, like the one we reproduce today.
Akule fish pack up in a tight formation as a defensive strategy against the many natural predators that endanger the species.
Sadly, we have to count human beings as part of this group. Click through to see more.
So far the Akule school is still intact and no one has attempted to recapture them yet. There is an ongoing investigation into the coral reef damage, and let’s hope that it progress is a fair and just manner.
The Kona Underwater Photographic Society has been trying to keep an eye on the school and do what they can legally to protect them and the coral, although it is legal to capture this beautiful school with a proper permit.