Video - Beauty and the Feast: When Herring Come to Spawn

Every spring, nature puts on a breathtaking display on the British Columbia coast.

Every spring, nature puts on a breathtaking display on the British Columbia coast. The waters turn milky white as millions of male herring release sperm, while the female fish lay billions of pinhead-sized eggs. Both the eggs and the fish themselves are a critical post-winter food source for animals from bears to bald eagles, whales to wolves, and herons to humans. Travel to the BC central coast to watch the show!

Videography by Grant Callegari
Produced and edited by Meigan Henry
Field production by Josh Silberg
Additional footage by Tristan Blaine and VideoBlocks

See the video here!