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The Salmon Story - Alevin

Salmon alevin

2. Alevin

The fertilized eggs incubate in the gravel nest for several months until they hatch. The hatched eggs are called alevins, and they still have a big yolk sac for nutrition. The alevins stay in the gravel, and they don't feed until the yolk sac is absorbed.

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