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Fishermen may have to wait a little longer for sardine run

Sardine fever might be heating up along the KwaZulu-Natal coast ahead of the annual sardine run, but it seems that eager fishermen and residents might have to wait a while longer. KwaZulu-Natal’s Sharks Board revealed after a surveillance flight yesterday that, while there were large pockets of bait fish – including an almost uninterrupted 20km […]

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Gannets and dolphins signal a start to the sardine run

Sardine fever is just around the corner as the tiny silver fish head from the Eastern Cape to KwaZulu-Natal. The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board reported the first signs of increased sardine shoals off the Eastern Cape coast in the area between Coffee Bay and Hole in the Wall‚ about 140km south of KwaZulu-Natal. Chinese fishing boat […]

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Winter diet shift of long-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus capensis) feeding in the sardine run off KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

S. T. Ambrose, P. W. Froneman, M. J. Smale, G. Cliff, S. Plön (2013) Winter diet shift of long-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus capensis) feeding in the sardine run off KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Marine Biology, Volume 160, Issue 7, pp 1543-1561 Abstract Unpredictable inter-annual variations in the timing, spatial extent and intensity of the sardine run (Sardinops sagax) have been...

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Travel motivations of tourists to selected marine destinations

Petrus Van der Merwe, Elmarie Slabbert & Melville Saayman (2011) Travel motivations of tourists to selected marine destinations.  Int. J. Tourism Res. 13, 457–467 (2011) Abstract South Africa is well known for its favourable climate, wildlife and golden beaches. Adding to this, its long summers make its coastline (over 3500 km) even more attractive to […]

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Ecosystem considerations of the KwaZulu-Natal sardine run

L Hutchings, T Morris, C D van der Lingen, S J Lamberth,A D Connell, S Taljaard & L van Niekerk (2010) Ecosystem considerations of the KwaZulu-Natal sardine run. African Journal of Marine Science, volume 32, Issue 2 Abstract The annual winter sardine run along the South African east coast impacts the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) coastal system in a variety of […]

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Abundance and distribution of avian and marine mammal predators of sardine observed during the 2005 KwaZulu-Natal sardine run survey

S H O’Donoghue, P A Whittington, B M Dyer & V M Peddemors (2010) Abundance and distribution of avian and marine mammal predators of sardine observed during the 2005 KwaZulu-Natal sardine run survey. African Journal of Marine Science. Volume 32, Issue 2, 2010 Abstract Opportunistic observations to determine the relative abundance and distribution of marine mammal and seabird predators of...

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Broad-scale distribution patterns of sardine and their predators in relation to remotely sensed environmental conditions during the KwaZulu-Natal sardine run

S H O’Donoghue, L Drapeau & V M Peddemors (2010) Broad-scale distribution patterns of sardine and their predators in relation to remotely sensed environmental conditions during the KwaZulu-Natal sardine run. African Journal of Marine Science Volume 32, Issue 2 Abstract The annual movement of South African sardine Sardinops sagax up the east coast of South Africa, known as the […]

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Overview of the KwaZulu-Natal sardine run

C D van der Lingen, J C Coetzee & L Hutchings (2010) Overview of the KwaZulu-Natal sardine run. African Journal of Marine Science, Volume 32, Issue 2 Abstract This paper provides an introduction to, and overview of, the natural phenomenon known as the KwaZulu-Natal sardine run. Previous literature on this topic and hypotheses about the reasons why, and […]

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Influence of the annual sardine run on catches of large sharks in the protective gillnets off KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and the occurrence of sardine in shark diet

SFJ Dudley, G Cliff (2010) Influence of the annual sardine run on catches of large sharks in the protective gillnets off KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and the occurrence of sardine in shark diet. African Journal of Marine Science, 32(2): 383–397 Abstract. Shark catches in the protective nets set off the beaches of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa, are […]

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