Surf smelt eggs found in Cornet Bay!
Our MRC forage fish team discovered surf smelt eggs adjacent to the Cornet Bay restoration area in Deception Pass State Park. The restoration project, a partnership with Island County MRC, Northwest Straits Foundation, and Deception Pass State Park, included the removal of a large creosote bulkhead and contaminated fill, and re-grading the beach to a natural contour. This finding from September is the first documented evidence of surf smelt spawning in Cornet Bay!
Read more about this discovery in the Whidbey News Times article linked below.