Tonight (August 8) and tomorrow you will have the rare opportunity to spot the grunion, a sleek fish that comes onto land in the thousands to lay eggs, flopping in the moonlight on our local beaches. As the grunion population is believed to have decreased, it’s important to protect them during spawning for the future population.
Here are some more tips from Heal the Bay Marine & Coastal Scientist Dana Roeber Murray for viewing this amazing sight:
Do not to touch or or interfere with spawning.
Be quiet and don’t shine a light
Leave your dog at home, or watch it closely, as canines may devour the eggs
Good runs can be spotted at Surfrider in Malibu, Cabrillo Beach in Santa Pedro, Santa Monica State Beach, Hermosa Beach and Venice Beach.