Posted by: drjamm | March 30, 2009

Awed by herring

Last week our family witnessed the wonder of the herring run. We stood in awe of this poetry-in-action and marveled at the miraculous dance of this Interdependent Web of Life.

The eagles soared over head

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The sea birds craftily herded herring in shore by “smack” landing in series on the water to form a semi circle “corral” and then gobbled up their catch…

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A family of 6 sea lions rolled and feasted only a few metres off shore…

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Female herring deposited roe on the shore side seaweed while male herring fertilizing the roe with “milt” creating a milky cover making it hard for birds to see the herrings’ activities…

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The next day, fertilized herring roe lie in the sun waiting for the tide water’s return.

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May we always be blessed with the miracle of the herring run.

Photo credits: Photos by jamm at brightheartsinging.wordpress.com.

bright heart singing, copyright 2009 – jamm. Creative commons attribution, non-commercial sharing only (translation: feel free to quote me in context or use this entry but please always credit me for my work, thanks.) https://brightheartsinging.wordpress.com

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