Chinook Salmon Podcast: Extras

Audio Extras

Hear the rest of second grader Adam Rushin’s speech about salmon here. As Ari says, “it rocks”!

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Images:

View some of the students’ dream fish on the chain-link-fence gallery at Willoughby Elementary School in Langley, Canada. Click on the thumbnails to see larger pictures.(Photos courtesy of Joan Carne, Stream of Dreams) 

Cool facts:

Salmon are more dedicated parents than most fish. The female salmon digs a nest, called a redd, into which she will lay her eggs. The male salmon guards the female during nest building, and the female will watch over the spot where her fertilized eggs lie buried. Learn more on EOL.

You can tell the male Chinook from the female of the species by his hooked “nose” and a ridge that runs along his back. Learn more on EOL.

Salmon are one of the ocean’s top predators, but they’re threatened because of overfishing. Learn more on EOL.

Links:

Stream of Dreams has had over 100,250 participants! See what other projects the Stream of Dreams has “spawned,” including these wonderful fish lanterns for the Burnaby Night of Lights festival. 

Explore a Google map of salmon conservation efforts at ThinkSalmon.com

Join Salmon Nation. Meet the relatives (Chum, Coho, Pink, Sockeye, and Steelhead) and check out the Ecotrust’s “10 Tips for Fish Friendly Living.” You can also check out the Salmon Nation photo pool on Flickr.

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