"The seasonal movement of billions of sardines along the coast of South Africa, the greatest fish migration on the planet…" Billions. In this clip from PBS’ The Gathering Swarms, synchronous sardines are a constantly-moving shimmer of instinct as predators relentlessly attack from sea and air.
We love sardine run videos and all kinds of swarms. In the archives: EarthTouchTV’s incredible footage of this food chain wonder and the thresher shark’s deadly tail.
Just watched this on Nature!
It’s amazing to watch complex quasi-intelligence emerge in shoals and flocks and swarms, all arising from simple decision-making expanded on a massive scale.
Plus it looks AWESOME, right?!