Behavior Observations

Lingcod Nesting Behavior and Egg Masses

Descriptions of lingcod nesting behavior and egg masses as observed by Census divers over the span of the Census.Details

 

Possible Pre-Spawning Event - 12/31/09

During a regular lingcod census dive on 12/31/2009, Ken Collins observed one gravid female and several male lingcod engaged in what was possibly pre-spawning behavior. The following are Ken's observations. Copyright 2009 Ken Collins. Details

 

Possible Spawning Behavior - 1/23/10

During a regular lingcod census dive on 1/23/2010, Kirby Johnson observed what was possibly spawning behavior. The following are Kirby's observations. Copyright 2010 Kirby Johnson. Details

 

Possible Predation event - 1/29/11

During a regular lingcod census dive on 1/29/2011, Steve Rubin observed what was possibly a lingcod eating a large cabezon. The following are Steve's photos. Copyright 2011 Steve Rubin. Details

 

Lingcod Nest Guarding Activity - March 2011

During a Serices of lingcod census dive in March of 2011, Ken Collins observed a male guarding an egg mass that had fallen to the sand. The following are Ken's observations. Copyright 2011 Ken Collins. Details

 

 

 

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