|This is Adam's River, where hundreds of thousands of adult salmon lay their eggs.|
Down by the river, we saw lots of salmon swimming in the water. They were all bright red. That means that they are mature adult salmon, that are ready for laying eggs. We learned that the female salmon use their tails to dig out a 'nest' for their eggs in the gravel at the bottom of the river. A salmon's nest is called a redd. The male salmon covers the eggs in milt. Then the female salmon protects her eggs by covering them in gravel and swimming nearby.
|How many red salmon can you spot in this photo?|
|Was it a bear? There were blood and fish eggs on the gravel - evidence that a fish was eaten here!|
|This fish will be a tasty dinner for a bird!|
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What was your favourite part of our Adam's River adventure?
What was one new thing that you learned about salmon on our field trip?
Have you ever been fishing for salmon?