Chinook salmon

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  • A Study On Chinook Salmon

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    Chinook salmon (known by its scientific name as Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) is the largest species out of the Pacific salmon genus, with an individual chinook measured over 120 pounds (fishwatch.gov, 2014). Often known by the name as “king salmon”, it is one of the most expensive salmons as this species of the Pacific salmon is not abundant in North America. This salmon is originated in rivers ranging from Central California to northwest Alaska, but can also be found outside the United States such

  • Chinook Salmon Research Paper

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    that is in serious risk of becoming extinct. This name became connected with the Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in 1994 after being petitioned to be put on the list for nine years (NOAA). There are two main reasons behind the endangerment of the Chinook salmon: over exploration, and dams. Since the times of the Native Americans, Chinook salmon have been highly sought after as a food source. Since then the salmon have experienced great amounts of overfishing. Along with water demands which

  • Essay On Chinook Salmon

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    their length and weight recorded every week. The premise of this approach was that the muscle 13C would provide information about the source of carbon fueling the juvenile Chinook salmon muscle growth if they remained in each site long enough to reflect local food sources rather than hatchery fish feed products. As Chinook salmon are anadromous fish, the carbon isotope ratios of juvenile muscle tissues are influenced by maternal sources enriched in marine-based isotopes ratios relative to most freshwater

  • Chinook Or King Salmon

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    Pacific there are five species of salmon. Each kind of salmon is known by different names like, Chinook (king), sockeye (red), coho (silver), chum (dog), and pink (humpback). These are all valuable, but the Chinook or King Salmon were the prize of the Columbia River system. In the late 1800s about 2,500,000 cans of salmon nearly filled a cannery store and storage rooms in Astoria, Oregon. Fresh, salted, dried, and smoked were the only options for preserving and eating salmon before the spread of canning

  • Royal Chinook Salmon

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    resulting in a major depletion of salmon species unique to the Northwest. Little’s Report aimed to bring attention to over consumption of this finite resource that was not only intrinsically valuable to many people within the region but was also a very successful economic engine too value to deplete. The booming fishing industry,

  • Chinook Salmon Respiration

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    released. The Chinook Salmon or Oncorhynchus tshawytscha is one of my chosen vertebrates, the Chinook Salmon are found natively in the Pacific Ocean, they are anadromous meaning they are born in fresh water, they move gradually move to deep salt water oceans when they are young before returning back to the fresh water streams where they hatched as fully matured adults to lay eggs and die. Chinook Salmon live in water, which has a low concentration of oxygen, this means that for a Chinook Salmon to get its

  • Chinook Salmon: A Case Study

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    In the California Central Valley, fall‐run juvenile Chinook salmon rear typically from January to June. However, in some years, the rearing period may be reduced due to high water temperatures in April. Growth and survival rates of juvenile Chinook salmon are affected by water temperature and cover (e.g., substrate pore spaces, gravel interstices, boulders, snags, over‐hanging vegetation, root wads, under‐cut banks, and macrophytes). Cover is important for protection from predation, flow displacement

  • The US Fishing Industry

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    "The breaking point for Canada came Tobin said last week, when Alaska would not agree to reduce its catch of chinook salmon below 230,000 fish." (The West Coast War) Canada wanted Alaska to lower the amount of chinook salmon caught by fisherman in the river that goes into Canada from Alaska. They wanted it because more fish would be coming into Canada to help with the next chinook salmon run. Places put laws of fish that will help the fish population or just help stocks to come back from being over

  • Personal Narrative Essay

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    weekend had completely made my summer and filled in a part of my personality that I never knew existed. My king salmon fishing trip taught me perseverance, trust, tolerance, and that it is not always the trophy, but instead the journey you take along the way. Every summer that I go back to Michigan, my cousin Lance and I take a fishing trip. This year we were after the big ones, king salmon, running up the Manistee River. I was excited yet a little anxious about the expedition that lay ahead of us

  • The Salmon Fisheries

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    In my hometown, a local diner serves “Honey dipped Salmon.” They claim that the dish is prepared using a species of Salmon, called Chinook, which is a product of the Alaska Salmon fisheries. Since Chinook salmon is an anadromous specie, it is born in the fresh water, migrates to the ocean for 1-5 years and then returns to the Main-channel Rivers to spawn. The female lays around 3,000-14,000 eggs that are successfully fertilized by the males, however the eggs are very brittle and can be easily destroyed

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