Video: (Migratory) Fish Fry Day – Spawning Suckers

Tomorrow is World Fish Migration Day! We’ll help host activity stations at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, site of just one of 270 events around the globe celebrating the day. Below is an amazing underwater video taken by CFL grad student, Evan Childress, of longnose suckers in Lily Bay Creek, a Door County tributary of Lake Michigan.

At the 1:20 mark, you can see a male fertilizing a female’s eggs. Stay tuned for the full video and there’s some great footage of a school of suckers swimming by and one having, um, technical difficulties navigating the camera!
Enjoy! And, if you’re in Chicago tomorrow, stop by and get you migratory fish “passport” at the Shedd Aquarium!