CNN PRODUCER NOTE svmatuza is a software consultant and surfer in San Diego and spends nearly every day in the ocean. As soon as he heard about the anchovy influx, he and some friends went to La Jolla Shores to find and film them. "We spent at least 30 minutes swimming through the anchovies, which was absolutely surreal. I have diving experience at some amazing locations around the world (Great Barrier Reef, Sipadan, Malaysia, Similan Islands, Thailand), but I would say it was one of the best underwater experiences I've ever had. When the waves would crash and scare the anchovies, they would all slam into your body. It felt like a thousand tiny hands tickling you... it was really awesome." And then a shark almost ran into him (at 2:20 in the video).
- dsashin, CNN iReport producer