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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:37 pm
rpb


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Incredible video, if you haven't seen it.

http://www.wimp.com/sardinehunt/
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:56 pm
Black Hawk


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Location: Arcata, California

That is just awsome. The world is so amazing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:20 pm
pinfish


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Location: Vallejo

Last Tuesday at the San Diego's Mission bay jetty there were large schools of sardines. As I was trying for other fish, I noticed some of the larger sardines bumping my swimbait. So I switched to my smallest kastmaster and after several attempts, got one in the mouth.

Since the fishing was really slow, I decided to head back to the jetty the next day and try to catch some sardines on a fly. But to my surprise the north side of the jetty was lined with the decaying bodies of these sardines. No live sardines were seen. It was depressing. I could not figure out the cause of this die-off.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:33 pm
ccalls


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Location: San Leandro

Great video. I wonder if the whales ever get a few birds or dolphins?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:38 pm
Doesitswim


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Location: Fremont, Ca.

pinfish wrote:


Since the fishing was really slow, I decided to head back to the jetty the next day and try to catch some sardines on a fly. But to my surprise the north side of the jetty was lined with the decaying bodies of these sardines. No live sardines were seen. It was depressing. I could not figure out the cause of this die-off.


Lack of oxygen. Santa Cruz Harbor has giant aerators to prevent that from happening when anchovies and sardines go in there.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:38 pm
rockcrab62


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Very awesome video, thanks for sharing it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:53 pm
iamfisherman


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Location: NorCal...

i thing the birds are the coolest part of the video. watching hundreds of them dive bombing the shoal just takes your breathe away. love the birds eye view of the attack.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:55 pm
spline9


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Location: Simi Valley

Strange thing: My gf just downloaded this documentary off Netflix a few hrs ago. David Attenborough's shows are awesome.

Such an alien battlefield the ocean is and we stand on its outskirts.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:20 pm
t177


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Such an awesome vid. I, too, liked watching the hundred of birds bombing down. I've never known birds actually swim around or to deeper water for the bait after diving down. I always thought they just go back up right after diving down straight. Cool find.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:31 pm
sbsurfer


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heres another vid of dines getting chomped
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=31f_1236952640
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:17 pm
donkeydonkey


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pinfish wrote:
But to my surprise the north side of the jetty was lined with the decaying bodies of these sardines. No live sardines were seen. It was depressing. I could not figure out the cause of this die-off.


Could have been run up on the rocks by predators at low tide, died, then washed back in the water by the incoming tide. That happens.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:54 am
JellyFish


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Location: Southern California

Cool Video
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:31 am
Ken Jones


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Location: California

I love it. Reminds me of a recent scene at San Simeon although that one didn't have the sharks or whales.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:21 pm
edgarsi26


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Location: San Pablo

I LOVE it.!
it makes me feel as if I was down there.!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:01 pm
fishlady


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Location: Aransas Pass, TX

WOW, that was awesome video!! Loved it!! Thanks for posting. I'm surprised the sharks didn't eat any of the birds...
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