Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Sardine Run Adventure

This annual event is an adventure for more than the silvery shoals of sardines moving up the coast. Observe the effect on various predators that pursue this shoal safely from the shore or by diving, boating or flying overhead.

Sardine shoals can extend up to 30km in length. These sardines are herded by an estimated 20,000 dolphins as well as sharks that are eager to consume more than their fair share of the tasty bait on offer. There are always plenty of viewing facilitators about.

Divers may be lucky and spot Ragged Tooth sharks, who will be gathered for their mating season. Also to be viewed are massive brindle bass, moray eels, rays, turtles, Humpback and Southern Right whales amongst others sharing in this adventure escapade.

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