Lingcod Nesting Behavior and Egg Masses
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.
Possible Spawning Behavior - 1/23/10
Possible Predation event - 1/29/11
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.