Osmerus eperlanus

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Sparling are found in coastal areas of Scotland, they live in estuaries and spawn in fresh water. They feed on shrimps and small crustaceans while in salt water. These fish move into fresh water to spawn by using the spring tides between February and April, a majority die after spawning. Because the Sparling relies on good water quality in order to spawn, its population has declined due to pollution. many Scottish rivers have lost their Sparling populations due to water quality deterioration and/or overfishing. Scottish Natural Heritage says that the Sparling is a protected species at two sites of special scientific interest.

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