xoxoxoBruce Monday Aug 9 12:34 AM
Aug 9, 2010: Salmon Run
Salmon, having located the outlet of the stream they came from, begin their struggle against barriers and predators, to return to where they were born... uh, hatched.
classicman Monday Aug 9 12:42 AM
Happy looking bear at the link too. Mmm - now I'm hungry
Gravdigr Monday Aug 9 04:28 AM
Salmon: The Other Pink Meat.
lawman Monday Aug 9 01:43 PM
the theory behind salmon turning red, is that the bears are mostly nocturnal, and red is the first colour the eye loses distinction of as light diminishes.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Aug 9 02:44 PM
Sounds like a good theory... except up there, as you well know, there's plenty of daylight bear activity.
Cyber Wolf Monday Aug 9 02:58 PM
Seems like one could get a lifetime's worth of Omega-3s just by rolling around in that water.
ZenGum Monday Aug 9 10:27 PM
How can they call it a salmon "run"? Little fellers look like they're swimming, to me.
jinx Monday Aug 9 10:35 PM
I just watched (listened to really, we were in the car) a show on this the other day (netflix rocks), it said that for even 100 salmon that hatch, 4 make it all the way back.
spudcon Tuesday Aug 10 01:19 AM
Salmon are ugly fish. I'm glad they don't spawn around here. The smell like fish too!
Shawnee123 Tuesday Aug 10 08:17 AM
Spexxvet Tuesday Aug 10 08:51 AM
Spexxvet Tuesday Aug 10 08:52 AM
Adak Tuesday Aug 10 09:00 AM
Salmon in the ocean, are great looking fish. When they return to the streams to spawn, their life is just about over. They turn red (and a touch green), have little or nothing to eat, and the males especially, get that hooked jaw.
Shawnee123 Tuesday Aug 10 09:16 AM