Biology and Natural History of River Herring
Barbara Brennessel will describe the biology and natural history of river herring. The talk will also emphasize the historical importance of these fish, as well threats to their survival, as they journey from the ocean to freshwater spawning areas, and back again. Brennessel will describe how volunteers help to assess the size of a local herring run. She will describe a case study on restoration of river herring habitat, which will focus on a major project in the Cape Cod National Seashore: the Herring River in Wellfleet.