Herring Run193 over-under_©JMacCauslandAdd to Lightbox Download
Alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus), members of the herring family (Clupea), are migrating upstream for their annual spawning. These are an anadromous fish, which spend most of their lives at sea, but return to spawn in their native river. They are not the same species as the Atlantic Herring which live out their lives in the ocean.
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Herring Alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) member of the herring family (Clupea) Herring Run_©JanetMacCausland herring run river herring migration spawn spawning Nemasket River Nemasket (“place of fish”) river fresh water Atlantic North Atlantic Androgynous Estuary coastal Alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) Blueback herring (Alosa aesitvalis) Middleborough Massachusetts USA over & underwater over-under pant panting upriver migration migrating migrate strive reproduce instinct instinctive spring springtime by smell Alewife generally longer than Blueback mother river return
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