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   xoxoxoBruce  Monday Aug 9 12:34 AM

Aug 9, 2010: Salmon Run

Salmon, having located the outlet of the stream they came from, begin their struggle against barriers and predators, to return to where they were born... uh, hatched.



The stream dumps into what looks big enough to be an ocean inlet, but it must be fresh water because they've already turned red.

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classicman  Monday Aug 9 12:42 AM

Happy looking bear at the link too. Mmm - now I'm hungry



Gravdigr  Monday Aug 9 04:28 AM

Salmon: The Other Pink Meat.



lawman  Monday Aug 9 01:43 PM

the theory behind salmon turning red, is that the bears are mostly nocturnal, and red is the first colour the eye loses distinction of as light diminishes.

smart little fishes!



xoxoxoBruce  Monday Aug 9 02:44 PM

Sounds like a good theory... except up there, as you well know, there's plenty of daylight bear activity.



Cyber Wolf  Monday Aug 9 02:58 PM

Seems like one could get a lifetime's worth of Omega-3s just by rolling around in that water.



ZenGum  Monday Aug 9 10:27 PM

How can they call it a salmon "run"? Little fellers look like they're swimming, to me.



jinx  Monday Aug 9 10:35 PM

I just watched (listened to really, we were in the car) a show on this the other day (netflix rocks), it said that for even 100 salmon that hatch, 4 make it all the way back.



spudcon  Tuesday Aug 10 01:19 AM

Salmon are ugly fish. I'm glad they don't spawn around here. The smell like fish too!



Shawnee123  Tuesday Aug 10 08:17 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by spudcon View Post
Salmon are ugly fish. I'm glad they don't spawn around here. The smell like fish too!
But they taste like heaven.


Spexxvet  Tuesday Aug 10 08:51 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by spudcon View Post
Salmon are ugly fish.
They said the same thing about you.


Spexxvet  Tuesday Aug 10 08:52 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by spudcon View Post
The smell like fish too!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Salmon Rushdie
Thanks for the compliment!



Adak  Tuesday Aug 10 09:00 AM

Salmon in the ocean, are great looking fish. When they return to the streams to spawn, their life is just about over. They turn red (and a touch green), have little or nothing to eat, and the males especially, get that hooked jaw.

After spawning, they all die in their home stream or lake. A bonanza for scavengers, but quite a mess sometimes.



Shawnee123  Tuesday Aug 10 09:16 AM

heehee

Quote:
Originally Posted by spudcon View Post
Salmon are ugly fish.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spexxvet View Post
They said the same thing about you.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnee123 View Post
But they taste like heaven.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spexxvet View Post
They said the same thing about you.



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