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Pictured are grunion on a Malibu beach from, the website of Pepperdine University’s grunion research project directed by Pepperdine biology professor Karen Martin. Chris Lindeman
Suzanne Guldimann, Freelance Reporter
11:12 am PDT May 13, 2014

For a few hours following the highest night tide of each full or new moon during spring and early summer, the California grunion leave the water to lay their eggs on Southern California’s sandy beaches from Point Conception north of Santa Barbara to Punta Abreojos in Baja California, Mexico.