Sunday, November 7, 2010

November 7-Spawning Salmon

The Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail opened this weekend, so we made our way out to Totten Inlet to cheer the salmon on home. The trail includes interpretative signs and some wonderful volunteers who make visiting the trail possible.

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife says that Kennedy Creek is one of the most productive chum salmon production streams in the state, with an average of 41,000 spawners each year.

Pacific salmon live in the ocean for up to five years (rarely, six), then return to their native streams to spawn. Unlike Atlantic salmon, Pacific salmon die after spawning.

I will be adding images from today to my galleries this week: Salmon Galleries.

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