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    The Salmon are back! (1) 

    The salmon have returned to Cascadia! For another year we are excited to get to participate in the Salmon in Schools program. We received about 200 eggs. The 1st graders are keeping the eggs in 50º F water. Brr...it's just about the same temperature as the Puget Sound!

    The eggs we received at Coho eggs. Coho is the Salish name for Oncorhynchus kisutch. The fish is sometimes called 'silver' as well. Do you know how many types of Salmon there are in the Puget Sound region? We have 5 different types! Ask a 1st grader and they should be able to tell you the hand trick for remembering all of them. Chum (thumb), Sockeye (pointer finger), King (middle finger), Silver (ring finger), Pink (pinky finger).

     The 1st graders also taught me about the stages of the salmon life cycle. They start as an egg, then hatch into aelvin where they carry their dinner with them. Then they become fry, then smolt and then finally adult! 

    Next time you're in the building check out the tank and see how the salmon are growing!

    graphic of a hand with types of salmonkids standing at the salmon tankpicture of the salmon eggs

    (sorry some of the pictures are sideways...the image editor wasn't working :/)

    Posted by aewallace On 29 January, 2020 at 3:11 PM