Herring Spawn Presentation

April 20, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Central Lincoln PUD Meeting Room
2129 North Coast Highway
Newport, OR

Herring spawn.  Photo courtesy of Washington DNR.
Herring spawn. Photo courtesy of Washington DNR.

A photographic presentation, “Herring Mass Spawning:  a Local Wildlife Spectacle” will celebrate the massive Pacific Herring spawning event that took place in Yaquina Bay this past March.  Sponsored by the Yaquina Birders & Naturalists, the talk and photo exhibit are planned for the public meeting room of Central Lincoln PUD, 2129 N. Coast Hwy in Newport, 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 20.  The meeting is free and open to the public.

Herring spawning events attract seals, sea lions and thousands of birds like Surf Scoter, Western Gull and more making for outstanding photographic opportunities.  Herring are considered a “forage fish,” and local birder and naturalist Wayne Hoffman will describe the importance of spawning events in the context of forage fish life cycles, the ecological roles they play in the marine food web, and their conservation. 

For more information, call 541-961-1307.