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Friday, July 18, 2014

Big fish, little fish... (Part One)

First, the little fish: The herring count* officially closed.

The final talley: 31,063 herring observed at the ladder.

That extrapolates out to a herring run of around a rough quarter-million or so:


While this appears to be a modest uptick in the run year-to-year, the error bars are large.

With only three years of counting, it's actually possible there's been no change at all, or even a slight decline:


They need more data points before they can firm up the information, but at least the early trend appears to be good.

Thus endeth the thread on the little fish.

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*Herring count info/previous posts:

http://fredlanga.blogspot.com/2014/04/herring-5-fred-1.html

http://fredlanga.blogspot.com/2014/05/herring-farts-really-video-and-other.html

http://fredlanga.blogspot.com/2014/05/herring-5-fred-31.html

http://fredlanga.blogspot.com/2014/05/my-likely-last-herring-counting-gig.html