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The Inertia

Talk about a choice lineup… Nothing like getting towed alongside a pod of the most graceful, natural-born surfers out there. How did ol’ opposable thumbs end up with them? This happened this year during the annual sardine run which occurs off the coast of South Africa between May and July. Basically billions of sardines spawn in the cool waters near Agulhas Banke and the head northward along the eastern shoreline. The multitudes then spur an absolutely feeding frenzy — a buffet of sorts for dolphins, sharks, game fish, birds, and even seals.

The coolest part? The dolphins herd the sardines into bait balls. For the other predators, it’s like shooting literal fish in a barrel. NATURE!!! YOU’RE SO AWESOME!

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