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Herring Spawn on Vancouver Island with Catherine Babault
March 21 - March 23
At the end of the winter, herring migrate in mass to spawn in shallow waters off the coast of Vancouver Island. This spectacular annual event attracts commercial fishermen as well as wildlife such as sea lions, seals, bald eagles, and shore birds, which gather in large numbers. Orcas can sometimes be seen from the shore. Although the exact moment of spawning is unpredictable, the wildlife activity during this period is intense.