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New trail reveals one of the ‘best spots’ to watch alewives in Maine

Jun 2, 2017

“The adults will be in the lake for a few weeks, spawning, and they’ll come back down the river and go out to the ocean to feed,” said Gulf of Maine Research Institute staffer Zachary Whitener, who was collecting 25 fish from the pool on Wednesday to help study the health of the population.

“The juvenile alwives that will hatch, will live in the lake for a few months,” said Whitener. “In the late summer, early fall, will swim back down this brook and out to the ocean, themselves.”