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Learning About Salmon

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FC: Learning About Salmon | By the 2nd & 3rd Grade Class of Kenny Lake School 2010

1: By the Second & Third Grade of Kenny Lake School | Learning About Salmon

2: Our class went to the Solomon Gulch Hatchery to get Coho Salmon eggs for our classroom project. | Jay taught us about the stages in the salmon life cycle.

3: We got to go on a tour of the fish hatchery.

5: First, we went into the incubation room. Here is where they put the salmon eggs until they hatch. Salmon eggs are called "green eggs" when they are first fertilized. When they get their eyes, they are called "eyed-eggs". We are going to bring Coho eggs back to our classroom to raise.

6: We also got to go into the runways where they keep the fry. We got to feed the fish some food. They all came up in the water to get the food. It was fun to watch. After that we went into the egg-take room. This is where they take the eggs from the female salmon and add milt from the male salmon. Everything has to be clean.

7: This is one of the runways outside where the adult salmon are kept until they are ready to give their eggs to the hatchery guys. It was cool to watch the adult salmon swimming around in here.

8: TThe hatchery has a fish ladder that the fish can swim up to get into the outside runways. | The gates in this picture keep the fish from going places that the hatchery guys don't want themn tto go.

9: After the tour of the hatchery, we finally got to go get the salmon that we would take the eggs from. The hatchery guys took a big net and dipped out a female salmon.

10: Then we got a male salmon. Male salmon have a hooked nose. The female salmon had a bigger belly than the male

11: When we cut upon the female salmon, hundreds of eggs fell out of the egg sac. We put the eggs in a pitcher

12: Then we took the male salmon and squirted the milt into the pitcher. This is what fertilizes the eggs.

13: After we added the milt, we have to add water so that it can mix with the water and the eggs will be fertilized

14: Before we took fertizlized eggs back to our classroom, we took one last look into the runways to say goodbye to the other fish. We will put the eggs in our incubator tank back in our classroom and watch them grow.

15: We had a great day at the hatchery and enjoyed a beautiful view on our way back to Kenny Lake. It will be fun to watch our salmon grow.!

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