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The Greatest Shoal on Earth Threatened By Global Warming!

Environment  (tags: environment, sardine run, S Africa, habitat, protection, nature, wildlife, globalwarming )

- 3198 days ago -
The Greatest Shoal on Earth, less prosaically known at the Sardine Run, has been an annual event along the east coast of South Africa for decades. What was simply a natural resource that provided an easily accessible protein source for local inhabitants

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Gillian M (218)
Saturday August 22, 2009, 1:49 pm
I note that the loss of the sardine run will affect poorer communities but will also affect marine life as well.

greenplanet e (155)
Saturday August 22, 2009, 11:10 pm
I saw in a documentary a while ago that decrease in sardine numbers off the coast of Africa (not sure which country the documentary was about now) can lead to an increase in the demand for "bush meat" from wild animals, as without fish people are hungry. So there are all sorts of repercussions and side-effects to global warming - fewer fish means more pressures on the land, which is also affected...

. (0)
Sunday August 23, 2009, 5:33 am
Tis so sad.. that these vast numbers of sardine runs are being depleted... all will loose out at the end of the day, from the poorest of the poor along the coast of African.. some commerial fisherman and just the joy of following these run with all the sharks and other animals folowing them toooo...

Kelly C (176)
Sunday August 23, 2009, 8:42 am
The water temperature change must be affecting the life of plankton, which the sardines feed on. This change then spirals upward through the food chain. So sad indeed.
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