A vanishing act by a valuable fish
Water quality issues have been noted for some time along Unquity Brook; new funding will allow for further investigation.
In late March, smelt wait for the water temperatures to pick-up before beginning their spawning runs up the creeks that lead from Neponset Estuary. See photo’s from 2012 smelt run. As described on the Gulf of Maine Research Institute website: Temperature observations by the Massachusetts Commission show that the first smelt appear on the spawning […]