Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Shark Route teams follow the pilot shoals of sardines and get great results!
The teams working on the BBC Sardine Run Production have had their hands full with the early pilot shoals of sardines. The teams have had some excellent action in quite poor visibility. The few clean days in the Port Edward area delivered enough stellar material with the netting on the Natal coast to have contributed significantly to the completion of this production. The teams are just waiting for a new target to emerge and are spread between Port St. Johns and Port Edward. The new Sardine Run teams arrive over the next two days and in the absence of any target shaols and associated activity on the coast we have had to reroute all team members to Port Edward where approximately 30 000 gannets, hundreds of bottlenose dolphins, thousands of common dolphins and hundreds of sharks await the team - and of course the sardines! The bad weather expected over the next two days will play a major role in the movements of the sardines and predators but as always we wait to see.