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Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

A small Sardine Bait ball made up primarily of Red-Eye Sardine (Etrumeus sadina) with some Natal Sradines (Sardinops sagax ) mixed in. These baitballs are formed as a defensive tactic against the predators on the Sardine Run, but unfortunately is not very effective against the mass of predators with only the rare sardine escaping a serious attack.
Each year, starting as early as June and lasting through August, millions of tons of sardines migrate up the east coast of South Africa.

· Date: Thu November 2, 2006 · Reference ID: 1616/22006-06-25_17-36-08 · Views: 3799 ·
Keywords: indian ocean sardines pilchards herring red-eyes sardine run defense blue water
Additional Categories: June 2006 South Africa Sardine Run - Paul Osmond


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