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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: /22006-06-25_17-36-08 · Views: 2748 ·
Keywords: Natal Redeye Sardine Baitball
Additional Categories: Sardine, Pilchards and Herrings


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