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originally posted by: pavil
Are Salmon an annual migration species, ie did they get that huge in one year? Some food supply in the ocean has to have diminished since then.
Natural abundance has its limits, especially when you dam the path to the breeding grounds-- as was the case with the giant Chinook salmon of the Pacific northwest. Seeing their enormous silvery forms leaping upriver is a miraculous sight in some of this archival footage, but a fish can’t leap over a 100-foot dam. The fish known as “june hogs” are no more.
The King Salmon, also known as the Chinook Salmon, is one of the most common and most popular fish in the Pacific...
can be found up and down the Pacific coast, all the way from Kotzebue Sound, Alaska, in the north, to Santa Barbara, California...
range from 20 to 50 pounds in weight, and are three to four feet long. Some kings are smaller (10 to 15 pounds at their smallest) and some can get absolutely gigantic, pushing 100 pounds! The world record for largest king salmon ever caught is 126 pounds...
On average, King salmon spend three to four years in the ocean (though sometimes it’s as little as one or as much as eight)...
originally posted by: testingtesting
a reply to: SprocketUK
We get plenty of trout in the beck down my road and the river calder has had salmon returning near Dewsbury.
I think our waterways are getting better.