Ready for a run? Don’t worry, this run requires no physical exertion from you, just that of some fish.
The are back in California for their annual “run.” is offering up chances throughout the grunion season to see these amazing and mysterious fish and their journey of laying eggs on the beach.
From April to early June, female grunion bury themselves half-way in the sand to lay eggs, while males wrap themselves protectively around the females to fertilize their eggs. Both catch a wave to return to sea.
Interested in seeing this phenomenon? You'll be led by Birch Aquarium at Scripps naturalists to viewing spots at different beaches depending on which date you decide to see the grunions. The schedule for the rare sight is below:
• Sunday, April 8: 10:45 p.m.–12:45 a.m.
• Monday, April 23: 10:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
• Monday, May 7: 10:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
• Tuesday, May 22: 10:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
• Sunday, June 6: 10:45 p.m.–12:45 a.m.
Because of the late viewing times, make sure you dress warmly and bring a flashlight. Cost for these sightings is just $12. Reserve a spot for the date of your choice at 858-534-7336. When you make your reservation, the location for the viewing will be disclosed.
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