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When Herring Come to Spawn

February 28, 2017

Beauty and the Feast: When Herring Come to Spawn

Every spring, nature puts on a breathtaking show on the BC coast. The waters turn milky white as millions of male herring release sperm, while the female fish lay billions of pinhead-sized eggs. Both the eggs and the fish themselves are a critical post-winter food source for animals from bears to bald eagles, whales to wolves, and herons to humans. With this video, you can travel to the BC Central Coast to watch the show.