Pacific Wild Canada – Herring Spawning Grounds
The herring spawn is one of the key drivers of ecosystems and human communities alike in the Great Bear Rainforest. Pacific Wild is streaming live footage from above and below the water to document this amazing event and to raise awareness about the importance of this foundation species.
Pacific herring, Clupea pallasi, are one of the most abundant fish species in the waters of the Great Bear Rainforest. The small silver fish is considered a foundation species for the B.C. coast because of the contribution it makes as an ecosystem driver for both the marine and terrestrial worlds. Pacific Wild and the Heiltsuk First Nation continue to document the annual spawning event by deploying remote underwater video cameras with the goal of capturing the elegant, complex, and largely unstudied life cycle that makes herring so fascinating. – Pacific Wild website
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