2018 Howe Sound Herring Survey: Report #1 (February 3)

John Buchanan, a long-time Squamish Environment Society member, has been watching the shores of Howe Sound  for many years. In late winter and early spring he searches for herring spawn along the rocky shores and seaweed beds and documents his findings with photos, maps, and video.

The return of the herring to Howe Sound is immensely important to all aspects of the ecosystem. It has meant the return of large marine mammals, as well as providing food for other key species, including eagles and salmon.

This post documents his first survey for 2018, done on February 3.

Photo above: typical density of herring spawn at Squamish Terminal area.

All photos courtesy of John Buchanan.