New Page 1
Image Library | Marine Images | Terrestrial Images | Search Images| Licensing | Contact | About

General Stock Images at Digital Stock Images.com




2006-06-30_16-41-30

Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

A small Sardine Bait ball splits in half while under attack from dolphins and Cape Ganneyt. This biat ball is made up primarily of Red-Eye Sardine (Etrumeus sadina) with some Natal Sardines (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: Wed December 20, 2006 · Reference ID: 1616/22006-06-30_16-41-30 · Views: 3597 ·
Keywords: indian ocean sardines pilchards herring red-eyes sardine run defense blue water migration

2006-06-30_17-04-22.jpg
<<
2006-06-30_16-43-37.jpg
<
2006-06-30_16-41-30.jpg
·
20071002_125024080.jpg
>
2006-06-25_17-32-52.jpg
>>

 
20071002_125024080.jpg
Massive School of Silversides - Atherinomorus sp.
Paul Osmond


Email Webmaster

Home Page | Shopping Cart | Contact Us | Privacy Statement | Policies | Advertising

2000-2010 Deep Sea Images - All site contents may not be reproduced in any form without express consent.