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Old 01-27-2012, 09:49 PM   #1
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What is the difference between school and shoal?

What is the difference between school and shoal? Just wondering, thanks!

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Shoaling is kind of like they're just hanging out, like being with others. Schooling is where they form a pack of sorts and try and mimic each other (ie swimming together). I'm pretty sure that schooling is a way for small fish to appear as a larger fish to scare off predators, where shoaling is more of a social thing.

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