Saturday, September 1, 2007

Spawning Salmon

There is a small creek in our area where the salmon spawn and are protected from fishing. While my friend Marsha was here, we stopped for a look. This is really interesting. I thought this creek was full of Silver Salmon, but what you are looking at here are Sockeye or Red Salmon. They have already gone into the fully spawning stage with the dark green head and very red body. They will continue to 'spawn until they die', which is a favorite saying up here in Alaska and can be seen on bumper stickers and t-shirts! LOL

These are Chum Salmon. Not too good for eating, but they sure look cool spawning.
Here are some of both kinds.

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