Thursday, June 01, 2006

Sockeye Salmon


Do you like fish? Well if you do you should listen because I’m going to tell you about my favorite fish, the sockeye salmon.

Did you know that the sockeye salmon changes colors? Before the sockeye salmon spawns, the male is bright silver and lightly blue tinged. When the male spawns, the head, tail, and belly are light green. The rest of fish is bright red. Also when the sockeye salmon spawns it forms a hump on it’s back.


The sockeye salmon spends 1-4 years at sea. It spawns in the mid-summer. When the sockeye salmon spawns the fish lays 2,000-17,000 eggs. This fish can grow 24 inches long and can weigh 25 lbs. The sockeye eats insects and water organisms called.




By Avery

7 Comments:

At 2:11 PM, Blogger Ryan said...

have you ever cought a sockeye salmon i have

 
At 2:15 PM, Blogger lindsey said...

Avery that is really cool but how old do the baby fish go out on their own and , and how old do Sock eyes mate at?

 
At 2:54 PM, Blogger Ayla said...

thats a nice picture!

 
At 3:08 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

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At 11:43 AM, Blogger Jose E. said...

are there any at mountain school.

 
At 9:01 AM, Blogger Megan K. said...

Cool! I never knew the salmon spent so many years at sea. Good research!

 
At 8:31 AM, Blogger Jamie said...

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