Googly eyes rotating inside these herring eggs are so cool!! How many can you see moving? Eyes are the only part of the developing herring which has pigment. When they hatch the bodies are transparent. And they are 5 mm long when they come out of a 1 mm egg, so they are really coiled up inside. These eggs are 13 days old. It looks like some may have hatched or they may have been popped in the rough and tumble intertidal zone. These eggs were filmed out of the water at low tide. What a harsh place the intertidal zone is; part of the time exposed to air and drying out by the sun, or possible freezing temperatures, then as the tide rises they're pummeled by waves and any flotsam and jetsam tumbling about.
Palm Beach, Powell River region, Sunshine Coast, British Columbia, Canada