Herring run in the sf bay. The only time one sees them is as they are being plucked out by gulls or men. Shoreline areas between piers at least either side of the bay bridge have their fill of both gulls and boats. With sea lions plying the waters as well, though not in great numbers.
A very nice spawning event is going on off the seawall here. The herring run attracts a lot of attention from various species.
This one was washed up on shore and being tended to by some hungry crabs.
Clupea is genus of planktivorous bony fish belonging to the family Clupeidae, commonly known as herrings. They are found in the shallow, temperate waters of the North Pacific and the North Atlantic oceans, including the Baltic Sea. Three species of Clupea are recognized. The main taxa, the Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) and the Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii) may each be divided into subspecies. Herrings are forage fish moving in vast schools, coming in spring to the...