The annual Sardine Run in South Africa has finally begun. The first major shoals were at spotted at Margate beach in the countries Southcoast region.
Update (27 July 2010): Check the gallery on Times LIVE!
The "run" or migration of sardines begins off the cool waters south of the African continent where they form into hundreds of large swirling shoals. The sardines then run north east into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean along South Africa's KwaZulu Natal province. This mass migration is known to be the Greatest Shoal on Earth. Check out www.sardinerun.co.za for Sardine Festival activities and celebrations.