Great Bear Rainforest – Surf Scoters Diving for Herring Eggs

Great Bear Rainforest – Surf Scoters Diving for Herring Eggs


Every year, millions of herring return
to the Great Bear Rainforest to spawn. The result is a feast of herring eggs
that attracts tens of thousands of surf scoters. The scoters dive down to eat
herring eggs on the seabed but this has never been captured on film before. Ian McAllister has been experimenting with new ways of filming underwater in the hopes of catching this rare sight. We’ve got about 11 or 12 thousand surf scoters We’re just putting the camera down
in the kelp forests were they’re diving down to eat the herring eggs and I think they dove on top of the camera. Let’s go back to the boat and have a look to see if we’ve finally managed to get surf scoters diving underwater eating hearing eggs. I think we may have just done it! “How long have you been trying this?” Like 3 years…

Antonio Breitenberg

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