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Instance of shoal
LocationSouth Africa

30° 16′ 01.2″ S, 30° 53′ 14.28″ E

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Aliwal Shoal (en); Aliwal Shoal (de); Aliwal-bank (af); Aliwal Shoal (nl)
Afrikaans: Die Aliwal-bank is 'n rotsagtige rif in die Indiese Oseaan, baie naby die oppervlakte, sowat 4 km vanaf Umkomaas. Die rif is sowat 1.5 km by 1 km groot. Die bank is 2.7 m (1½ vaam) diep op sy vlakste plek. Verskeie skepe het reeds hier gestrand onder andere die Amy lykes in 1970 en die Nebo op haar nooiensvaart in 1884. Die rif is vernoem na die bark Aliwal wat die rif die eerste keer in 1849 waargeneem het. Dié bank is een van die rykste diepseevisvangsgebiede langs die suidkus. Dit is ook gewild onder skubaduikers. Die Groenpuntvuurtoring is opgerig om skeepsverkeer te waarsku oor die gevaar.
English: The Aliwal Shoal is a rocky reef which is the remains of an ancient sand dune approximately 5 km off the coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The reef plays host to many kinds of hard and soft corals and a variety of tropical and subtropical fish species. Aliwal Shoal was named after the near-sinking of the 3 Masted vessel "Aliwal", Captained by James Anderson in 1849 (source: Aliwal Shoal Tourism). There are two wrecks near the reef that are prime sites for divers. The Norwegian bulk carrier called the "Produce" which sank in 1974 and the Nebo which sank in 1884. Aliwal Shoal has some stunning marine life which explains its popularity with divers. The Shoal is known especially for its abundance of Grey nurse sharks (known locally as ragged tooth sharks or "raggies") between August and November when the sharks congregate there to mate.

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