Sardine Run Infographics: The multi-talented dolphin

By Admin, August 11, 2012


We like to think of the dolphins as the “herders” of Sardine Run: when the silvery sardines make their annual migration up the eastern coast of South Africa, dolphins are often the first to target the massive shoals, splitting the fish up into smaller, tightly packed groups (or baitballs) and driving them to the surface, where other predators (like gannets) can reach them. The dolphins’ skills and teamwork really come into play at this point as they employ advanced hunting tactics like baitballing and bubble-netting in order to get their share of the fishy feast.


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