These are salmon eggs. Can you see the black dot inside each egg? These eggs are 'eyed'! That means, they have been fertilized. Each of those black dots is the beginning of a tiny salmon.
These salmon eggs aren't really sleeping at all. Inside each egg a salmon is busy developing! The salmon will grow inside their eggs for about a month longer and then they'll hatch.
Division 2 will be working hard to meet the needs of our new classmates. We know that fish need water to breathe, because they use their gills to get oxygen from the water. We learned that young salmon need very cold water to grow into strong adult salmon. Our class will be responsible for making sure our salmon have clean, cold water to swim in. Once the salmon hatch from their eggs, we will also have to make sure to feed them every day. We are looking forward to taking care of our salmon as they grow!
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