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Offline joyofdogs

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Herring facts
« on: March 18, 2011, 04:45:33 PM »
I found this on the Victoria Capital Regional District website (Victoria is the capital city of the province of British Columbia, Canada) It has very interesting Herring facts. 

http://www.crd.bc.ca/watersheds/protection/wildlife-plants/herring.htm#
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Re: Herring facts
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2011, 10:19:55 AM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqlqD6d2heg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqlqD6d2heg</a>
« Last Edit: August 07, 2011, 11:19:08 AM by NancyM »

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Re: Herring facts
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2011, 10:36:23 AM »
The above u tube video shows grassy point during herring spawn season,milky water
and white foam that covers the shoreline is sperm from the male fish feritilzing the female eggs.Wonder if any of those eagles are ma or pa Hornby.

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Re: Herring facts
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2011, 11:08:58 AM »
Undoubtedly Mum and Dad Hornby are there enjoying the feast. That was certainly interesting to see. Learn something new every day.  :biggrin6
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Re: Herring facts
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2011, 11:21:48 AM »
Willow, thank you for posting the video  (I put the YouTube tags in so that it can be played directly from here).

I noticed it said "Part 1" so I looked for part 2, which was recorded March 15 on Grassy Point.  Beautiful scenery and look at the eagle sitting on the rocks (12 seconds in).

Part 2

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnSc2ZJtVHI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnSc2ZJtVHI</a>

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Re: Herring facts
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2011, 11:57:40 AM »
Thank you Nancy for putting the tags on. So much more enticing to watch.  :ecwink. And for finding Part 2.

Willow, the photography is fantastic! Wow, so many different species enjoying the herring spawn. I don't know how you could decide which individual to zoom in on. But you did a fantastic job!  :biggrin6

So many great scenes to comment on. The different species, the 4 sea gulls attacking the seal lion to get its fish. The seagull eating his herring on the fly, so as not to lose it. The sea gulls coming up with seaweed instead of fish. The roe on the seaweed on the shore. The eagles. Oh my, just fantastic, thank you.
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Re: Herring facts
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2011, 12:44:50 PM »
second video great add on ty for intrest ,keep seeing a blue roof house wondering if thats the one in front of nest, wonder if baby sealion taking rest or missing parents great to see him back in water.Can spend many hours in forums looking up intresting things good job.