update (14 June 2011): Sardine Run - The first wave of sards is almost at Port St Johns but should be completely eaten by gannets and dolphins in the next few days. (via @animalocean on 13 June 2011, 22:11)
The 2011 Sardine Run is expected to begin a little late this year, but not as late as last year when the run only hit the coast around mid-July. News24.com is quoting Natal Sharks Board's chief executive Mike Anderson-Reade saying "We expect it in the next couple of weeks...maybe in the third week of June."
The Natal Sharks Board will make control flights later on this week (weather permitting) to see where the fish currently are.
Sardine Run 2010 Highlights from Josh Stewart on Vimeo.
The Sardine Run is usually taking place every year between June & July along the eastern coastline of South Africa. Also known as the "greatest shoal on Earth" the Sardine Run is a very popular event for tourist and local fisherman alike. The run, containing millions of individual sardines, occurs when a current of cold water heads north from the Agulhas Bank up to Mozambique where it then leaves the coastline and goes further east into the Indian Ocean.