Sardines is a
name applied to a number of small, silvery saltwater
spawn several times a year in tropical water and easy to spot in the
water, as they take on a metallic hue.
Sardines are herring fish abundant in Sulu Sea,
Clupea herengus pallasi, local name malangsi. These fish
travel in large schools and live in the open seas. The smallest of
these herring, from 5 to 7 inches in length, are dressed, cooked and
preserved in a special way as sardines.