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Sardines

Sardinella sp

Description:

Small, oily fish under the family of herring, Clupeidae. This is possibly Sardinella lemuru based on the distribution. The pictures packed group or big shoal of Sardines numbering up to millions. This big shoal is local in Moal-Boal and stays put at certain dive site. In the history of Sardines in Moal-Boal, they showed up and stayed for a few years before disappearing for months or even years before re-appearing again, but at different dive sites, including the nearby Pescador Island. In big shoals, they create a spectacular sight as they move in different directions showing their shiny scales, their movements are like underwater fire works.

Habitat:

From shallow reefs to deep waters, along coastal line.

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2 Comments

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 6 years ago

Thanks, @andrew.
You have to go there and see them in Moal-Boal.
Some dive operators refers to them as Sardine Run, but it is not.
The real Sardine Run is in South Africa, which is an even more amazing phenomena, I went there in 2012, that was an incredible experience.

andreweleighton
andreweleighton 6 years ago

Very cool.

AlbertKang
Spotted by
AlbertKang

Cebu, Philippines

Spotted on Feb 11, 2015
Submitted on Feb 23, 2015

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