Saturday, September 15, 2012

Saturday Snapshot - Salmon Migration


Sept. 2012 
There's a shallow river near my house that hosts a salmon run every fall and spring. This season's run was one of the busiest and most crowded I've ever seen. They swim upstream to spawn and many of them die along the way. 

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27 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing...and I like thinking of the salmon in their journey.

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(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

What a very cool shot - love it.

Susan Lindquist said...

It's such a miracle of nature ... the Merrimack River has fish ladders along the dams to give the salmon a way to 'get back' - we have been down to watch them jump the ladders ... it's a very cool experience.

bermudaonion said...

Wow, I bet that's amazing to watch!

Lmkazmierczak said...

I can just hear the roar of the river and the splash of the fish♫♪

Jackie/Jake said...

This would be a great sight to see!!

srivalli said...

That looks like a fascinating thing to see! Thansk for stopping by my blog.

Irene said...

Amazing site I'm sure.

Bookzilla said...

How nice to have a stream close to your house. I love the sound the water makes, very relaxing.

Also, I'm glad human mating habits aren't like salmon -- all that swimming sounds exhausting! ;)

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Sim said...

Now THAT is neat. Isn't it crazy how nature has this mating stuff worked out? Oh the places we'll go.

Christine Harding said...

The need to breed must be so strong in them when you consider how difficult the journey is.

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Arti said...

Amazing shot! And it's so close to home too, just wonderful!

Cipriano said...

That is such a wonderful shot.
Salmon have got to be one of the most amazing creatures, ever. Their spawning antics, and just the amazing journeys they take in this innate effort to reproduce themselves -- I find it so incredible.
Plus ---- they're dang TASTY!
I admit to having quite an appreciation how good they are in a sandwich. Diced-up onion, mayo or Miracle Whip, and salmon. Seriously, I'm getting hungry...

DCMetroreader said...

Lucky you to live next to such a cool stream! Great shot!

Bev Hankins said...

A salmon traffic jam! What a great picture.

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Paulita said...

People find the most amazing things in their own backyards. This is great. Here's Mine

Sarah said...

That's really cool! You're lucky to live so close and be able to witness that.

Lee said...

You live near this? Niiiice! Great shot.

Joy Weese Moll said...

I saw that once during a fall vacation in northern Minnesota. It was fascinating to watch them.

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

Very cool shot! Love your blog and all the wonderful pictures of reading!

Alyce said...

They are so much fun to watch! I haven't had a chance to see them go upstream in years though.

Louise said...

Oh wow. That must be so amazing to see in person, I've only ever seen it on tv. Thanks for sharing the picture.

edgar said...

Interesting natural phenomenon. How the salmon knows where to return. Good capture of the salmon.

Wrighty said...

So cool! I've never seen that in person but it seems amazing! Terrific photo!! :)

Laura BurgandyIce said...

Wow... that's crazy-cool!! My kids have "released salmon" a few times 'cause one of the teachers at the elementary school raises 'em from eggs as a classroom project every year. Great picture! I love the reflecting water. Makes ya wanna dip yer toes.

laughingwolf said...

great shot!

living in bc for some 15+ years, i saw awesome migrations, from time to time... red, hook-nosed sockeye, so thick you could almost walk on them...