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Caplin (Mallotus villosus) discovered by Tclenche (#9518)

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Sighting Info

Observed: July 16, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Posted on: July 16, 2017 @ 3:39 PM (diff: 0 days)
Comments:
a school of Caplin sitting just off the beach. Seagulls trying to catch some/

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By Lessa on 7/16/2017 8:04:16 PM

Hi Tom - please post these to ecapelin.ca if you haven't already done so! It's being fronted by a former MSc student of mine - now a Research Scientist at DFO.

By Tclenche on 7/16/2017 8:22:09 PM

I have posted my sighting to e-caplin. Apparently caplin rolled in that location on the night of July 15.

By Elijah on 7/16/2017 11:53:01 PM

If you go to that beach again, you should try going just before dark. I was there a few days ago, and after dark there were flounder, tomcod, and even an ocean pout with the capelin close enough to see from the beach. There might be other beaches that have the same fish, but that beach is fairly shallow and that makes it easier to see the fish. 

By Tclenche on 7/17/2017 10:52:38 AM

I will do that! I am hoping they will hit Petley beach in front of my house this year.

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