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Three Spined Stickleback discovered by Tclenche (#9538)

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Sighting Info

Observed: July 26, 2017 @ 3:45 PM
Posted on: July 26, 2017 @ 7:04 PM (diff: 0 days)
Comments:
As i was walking at very low tide in the beach sand of my marina, i frightened a Stickleback. On my way back along the beach, i noticed the same Stickleback was in the exact same location. Upon close observation, i discovered a nest of Eggs under the fish. Now i am wondering if it was a female guarding its nest, or eating the eggs of another fish species.

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By Elijah on 10/15/2017 1:18:27 AM

Great sighting! 

By Tclenche on 10/15/2017 1:37:13 PM

Thanks Elijah! The ultra low tide that day, allowed me to walk out further than usual. It was a bit of luck and a bit of observation that  caused me to wonder about a stickleback returning to the same spot, over and over again.

By Elijah on 10/15/2017 4:06:59 PM

I've only heard of sticklebacks making nests in freshwater, so it's pretty cool that you found one in salt water, even if a stream close by causes brackish water to form. Also, if there was either a full moon or a new moon that night, then the low tide would be the result of a spring tide, when high tides are higher, and low tides are lower. 

By Tclenche on 10/15/2017 4:13:31 PM

i  keep the tide charts for this area on my desk, watching for opportunities. sticklebacks move from fresh to salt water easily here in this area, and i see large schools in the brackish waters of the Petley small boat basin as well as in the barachois of Middle and lower lance coves.

By Elijah on 10/15/2017 4:17:48 PM

Thanks for the info! 

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