Study area on the central coast of British Columbia. Labels in Panel B show locations of the 4 spawning areas surveyed during the 2016 herring spawn: Kitasu Bay, East Higgins Pass, south Spiller Channel, and north Spiller Channel. Red outlines in Panel C show locations were deep spawn was observed – in Spiller Inlet and the west shoreline in north Spiller Channel.

 

Video clip of 40 meter deep spawn on the Central Coast:

Herring eggs collected from depth experiment

10 day old Herring embryos:

~8mm long, exhibiting guanophores (silver eye pigments) and melanophores (black spots) along the dorsal spine.