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KZN Sharks Board gives sardine run updates

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The KZN Sharks Board carried out an statement flight to evaluate the motion of sardine shoals within the Jap Cape on 25 Might.

READ MORE: Sharks Board to start monitoring sardine run from subsequent week

Yearly from Might to July, billions of sardines migrate up South Africa’s shoreline in direction of Mozambique. This pure phenomenon has been dubbed the ‘sardine run’, and is essentially the most instagrammable scuba diving spot globally.

The latest flooding has left the shoreline waters discoloured, however visibility improved from the Msikaba space. Sardine shoals and the next observations had been famous because the Sharks Board moved by to Gap-in-the-Wall from Msikaba.

Msikaba

  • 20 bottlenose dolphin heading north behind the backline
  • 200 frequent dolphin one kilometre offshore
  • Two humpback whales one kilometre offshore

Grosvenor

  • 15 to twenty sharks 150m behind backline
  • 30 gannets

Goss Level

  • Seven small shoals of sardines near backline

Luphuthana

  •  15 to 30 frequent dolphin one kilometre offshore

Waterfall Bluff

  • Three pods of round 500 frequent dolphin
  • 200 gannets

Mbotyi

  • Six shoals of sardines
  • 80 to 100 bottlenose dolphin
  • 1000 frequent dolphins two kilometres offshore.

Manteku

  • One large shoal of sardines

Black Sands

  • 1000 frequent dolphin two kilometres offshore

Mntafufu

  • 60 bottlenose dolphin
  • 50 gannets

Poenskop

Umngazi

  • 200 bottlenose dolphin one kilometre offshore.

Umngazana

  • 60 scattered dolphin one kilometre offshore.

Brazen Head

The Kraal

  • 200 scattered bottlenose dolphin
  • 50 gannets
  • 20 sardine shoals

Mpande

  • A number of sardine shoals alongside backline
  • 250 bottlenose dolphin

Hluleka

Mtakatye

Presley Bay

  • 5 shoals of sardine
  • 50 bottlenose dolphin
  • 50+ gannets

Mdumbi

  • 50 bottlenose dolphin
  • 20 gannets

Mthatha

  • 40 bottlenose dolphin one kilometre offshore

Maphuzi

Espresso Bay

  • One massive shoal of sardines

Gap-in-the-Wall

  • Three sardine shoals
  • 150 bottlenose dolphin

These numbers are optimistic indicators that the sardines are steadily making their manner as much as KZN from the Jap Cape. The subsequent flight for statement is scheduled to happen on 2 June, ought to climate situations allow.

Image: Lakshmi Sawitri/Flickr Commons

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