Kinky capelin fish clog traffic in Newfoundland

1297859746584_ORIGINAL.wdpST. JOHN’S, N.L. — In eastern Newfoundland, nothing clogs traffic like kinky sex on the beach. On any given day for the past week or so, hundreds of people have been parking indiscriminately near a small town north of St. John’s to get to the annual “capelin roll” — a sometimes spectacular event that is as unusual as it is unpredictable. When the tide is high and conditions are just right, tens of thousands of the small, silvery fish start washing ashore on two rocky beaches to spawn, often in a wriggling, writhing mass that can seem biblical in proportions. The orgy ends when the males die. “For someone who has never seen it, it’s quite phenomenal,” said John Kennedy, mayor of Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove. But most of the people who show up at the beaches at Middle Cove and Outer Cove aren’t there just to gawk. For centuries, locals have been coming to these beaches — and to several other, more-secluded spots around the province — to scoop up the fish and bring them home to eat. Read the rest here 11:15

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