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Photo: Spawning Capelin Fish Newfoundland Labrador

As it is time for spawning for the Capelin Fish, millions of them move in along the beach at Admiral's Point in Newfoundland Labrador.

When spawning season approaches for the Capelin fish at Admiral's Point in Trinity Bay in Newfoundland Labrador, be sure to head down to the beach to watch this fascinating display of nature.

Capelin school in large groups and when they come ashore for spawning there are millions of them showing off their silvery coloring. A major portion of the life of a Capelin is spent offshore and they only head to the beaches of Newfoundland Labrador in June and July for spawning.

Many other animals such as larger fish, birds, whales and eagles also love this time of year as the pickings for a meal is an easy task. Animals are not the only ones that head to the coastal beach during spawning season for the Capelin, adults and children gather these tiny fish in their buckets and head home with them. At one time these fish were used in the gardens and some people still use them as a snack food but their main use is for fish meal and in oil industry products. ... continue below the picture...


Spawning Capelin Fish Newfoundland Labrador

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Spawning Capelin Fish Newfoundland Labrador
Photo of thousands of spawning Capelin fish on the beach at Admiral's Point in Trinity Bay in Newfoundland Labrador.

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Commercial fishermen still catch Capelin but the overall consensus around Newfoundland Labrador is that these fish are useless and the market should be stopped. In the undersea world, Capelin are an extremely important type of fish in the Newfoundland Labrador area as they are a link on the food chain for plankton and larger types of animals. For anyone that has not seen the spawning tradition of the Capelin, be sure to head to Admiral's Point in Newfoundland Labrador in June or July to watch this display of ocean life.Spawning Capelin, Mallotus villosus, on a beach at Admiral's Point, Bonavista Peninsula, Trinity Bay, Highway 239, Discovery Trail, Newfoundland, Newfoundland Labrador, Canada.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/5.6, exposure time of 1/125 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 24mm.

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Spawning Capelin Fish Newfoundland Labrador
As it is time for spawning for the Capelin Fish, millions of them move in along the beach at Admiral's Point in Newfoundland Labrador.
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