Goldstream salmon run 2013

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On Wednesday 6 November (A block) and Thursday 7 November (D block) first year Marine Science students had the opportunity to observe spawning chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) at Goldstream Provincial Park.Swimming salmon

D observing

We saw many live salmon, swimming & spawning, and many dead & decaying salmon.

Dead salmon2

Decaying salmon

There were also many gulls watching this incredible event…

Standing gull

Standing gull2

Some gulls were swimming along side the salmon…

Swimming salmon and gull

and many gulls were diving for salmon eggs.

Diving gull

A class photo A Block

D class photo D Block

D dead salmon

Awa in glasses

Thanks to Alfredo, Camille vG and Tyleisha for photos!

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One Response to “Goldstream salmon run 2013”

  1. Maarten Jongsma Says:

    Year 5 applauds you still do this!!! I did the same in 1979 and it made a very deep impression still vividly remembered 35 years later! Glad to know the scene is still the same and the salmon are still coming 🙂

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