Another small school of herring has spawned in Richardson Bay over the last few days. All the activity is concentrated in the anchorage close to Strawberry Point. Staff have been monitoring the area and sampling the subtidal eelgrass. Rafts of birds and groups of harbor seals have been working the area, but overall it is a small event with very little egg deposition. This spawn will be recorded as number 12 for the season. Staff will continue to monitor into the month of March but activity and spawn intensity appears to be slowing down.
post by Ryan Bartling, CDFW Environmental Scientist