Protecting Ocean Ecosystems

Menhaden Meals

A "talon-ted" osprey snags two menhaden at a time. Photo credit: Kristofer Rowe.

The Pew Charitable Trusts created an image gallery of pictures showing menhaden predators in action.

Atlantic menhaden are sometimes called “the most important fish in the sea” because so many animals depend on them for food. Click here to view a few of those birds, fish, and marine mammals enjoying their favorite meal.




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