In my last post I wrote about Kokanee Salmon. Forgive me for not giving you more information about it. The Kokanee is a completely landlocked Salmon. Many of them are raised in our schools and hatcheries then taken out and released where they live in the lakes. In the fall, they return to the little creeks.
This next batch of photos comes from the Adams River about 1 1/2 hours north of where I live. Here is a link to the Adam's River Salmon Society http://www.salmonsociety.com/ This is the Sockeye Salmon run and apparently it's the largest one in the world and the biggest here in 100 years. These Salmon travel over 500 miles upstream to lay their eggs here where they were born.
|Biologists are studying them to see if they can figure out what is causing the numbers to be so high this year|
|Unfortunately, after spawning they end up like this all along the shores.|
Here is a link to the National Geographic's article on them. http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/fish/sockeye-salmon/