Jan 06, 2016
Salmonid Life Cycle
Coho Salmon (Silver Salmon)
Chinook Salmon (King Salmon)
Eggs Need:Cool Water
Eggs and alevin
AlevinAlevin with yolk sac
FrySchool of fry with parr marks
Fry Need:Protection from predators
Cool, clean water
SmoltsSalmonid smolts are silver-colored.
Smolts live in an estuary.Estuary: a place with both fresh water and salt water.
Adult SalmonidsAdult salmonids live in the ocean.
Returning to the River
Spawner Salmon Need:Safe access
Spawner Salmon Need: A place to spawn
Spawner Salmon Need: Clean gravel
Building a Redd
Male vs. Female Spawners
Salmon are Part of the Food Web
Salmon FoodSalmonids eat:-Insects-Krill-Other small fish
Salmon are food for many animals
Salmon need: FOOD & CLEAN WATERCaddisfly larvae are salmon food.
SHELTER & SPACE
Salmon need: Protection from predators
What can you do to help protect salmon and their home so they can survive?