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The Salmon Story

The salmon story drawing
Click on a life stage
to learn more about
The Life Cycle of Salmon...
arrow pointing up and to the right Salmon eggs 1. Spawning arrow pointing down and to the right
Bear catching a salmon Predation arrows pointing to Predation and Subsistence from Mature Adult stage and arrows pointing to Subsistence, Sport Fishing, and Comercial Fishing from Maturing Salmon swiming 6. Mature Adult   Salmonn Alevin 2. Alevin
Preparing salmon for subsistence use Subsistence arrow pointing up   arrow pointing down
Sport Fishing on a boat Sport Fishing Immature salmon 5. Maturing   Salmon fry 3. Fry
Commercial Seine boat Commercial Fishing arrow pointing left and up Salmon smolt 4. Smolt arrow pointing down and to the left