Start of the annual ‘Sardine Run’, East London

This is the first pic this year logged by the museum of activity possibly associated with the annual run of millions of sardines up the coast from the west. Hundreds of gannets were noted on the 20th May 2012 diving for fish close to the entrance to the East london harbour (Buffalo River mouth). Colleague Greg Brett commented that the fish species in this instance may be elf (also known as shad).

Cape Gannet (Morus capensis) diving for fish

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