Capelin Observers Network has moved!
Since May 12, 2014, members of the Capelin Observers Network (CON) have been reporting their capelin spawning information on the St. Lawrence Global Observatory (SLGO) website.
The SLGO's primary mission is to promote the sharing and pooling of scientific information on the St. Lawrence ecosystem. The CON could not have found a better partner to share and publish its information.
Established in 2002, the CON invites the public to report its observations so that capelin spawning sites on the shore of the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence can be better documented. The information is then compiled and made available to the public.
Capelin is the main forage species of the Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence ecosystem. Cod, halibut, flounder, salmon, baleen whales, belugas, dolphins, porpoises, seals, northern gannets and other marine birds all feed on capelin.
If you see capelin spawning or notice signs of its presence, you are invited to report it.
Have you seen capelin spawning? Go to the SLGO website to share your observations.