National Geographic Daily News

School of Herring

Photograph by Paul Nicklen

The streaming waters of Queen Charlotte Strait, located between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia, host a school of herring. Tidal action and the strait’s geography create tidal currents that can travel as fast as 18 miles (30 kilometers) an hour. The nutrient-rich water feeds the fish, and government quotas have helped the herring population rebound.

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