Tuesday, 15 March 2016

after the herring spawn

Shamra and I pulled off the highway to take a look around Deep Bay to see if there were any signs of the herring spawn. We knew we were late but we were about a week late. We were heading for Victoria for our winter-spring-summer three day vacation to Victoria.
 There were few signs of the herring. This photo shows a commercial rig pulling out of the area. That is a seiner towing  herring skiffs, for the two very different methods of catching herring: with an enormous net from the big boat, or with gill nets close to shore with the skiffs. 
Not much going on, but we discovered the Vancouver Island University Deep Bay Marine Field Station.   

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