What is the Sardine Run and what to expect.
What is the Sardine Run and what to expect
The Sardine Run is also known as “The greatest shoal on Earth” and in terms of biomass it is estimated that the Sardine run could rival East Africa’s great wildebeest migration that takes place on the Masai Mara and Serengeti plains of Africa. It’s the largest marine migration on the planet and it is still not fully understood.
It is an Ocean Based Safari and the experience of a lifetime for snorkelers, divers and photographers alike. It is a natural phenomenon and anything can happen on any given day. It is a totally wild and unpredictable real African event. If you are serious to experience the Sardine run the best way is from a boat.
Aside from sardines there are 5 or 6 species of baitfish migrating at the same time. (Anchovies, sugar mackerel, redeye herring, East coast herring, Sauri & a few more) These attract predators in all shapes and sizes and this creates an incredible natural mayhem and action at a very fast moving pace. Some of the species have a tendency to “ball” as a defensive strategy, as sardines do, while others just scatter and create chaos.