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NATURE

Sardine Run in South Africa

  • Aired: 05/21/2014
  • 02:59
  • Rating: NR
The seasonal movement of billions of sardines along the coast of South Africa, the greatest fish migration on the planet, includes a stunning example of collective thinking to throw off predators. Synchronous movement by the sardines relies on a pressure sense that runs along their bodies to detect the movements of their nearest neighbors.
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Seasonal sardine migration is a stunning example of defensive collective thinking.
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