Fall Life In The River

Notice the difference in the size of the fish!
Watch them appear and disappear.
Is that a fish or a log?
I could watch for hours!
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I Saw a Salmon Life!

Our volunteers come with a variety of skill! Wayne is an artist. Scott, another volunteer, provided Wayne with this old saw. As you look at the painting on the saw you can follow the salmon life cycle. We look forward to the day when we can let you in to see this piece of art in person 🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟

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Just Remarkable!

I find it just remarkable how hard our volunteers work and what wonderful work they do! Just look at this deck! Don’t you wish you could have it in your back yard?

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Coho fry

Slowly releasing our Coho fry back into their home of the Serpentine River. All healthy and some already taking bugs off the surface of the water!

Coho fry

Slowly releasing our Coho fry back into their home of the Serpentine River. All healthy and some already taking bugs off the surface of the water!

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Small but mighty Coho fry in our Hatchery. Feeding well and looking

Lots of mouths to feed here!

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Our New Year babies!!


Who can see the Coho alevin? Who can see the eggs hatching to Alevin?

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Salmon in the Classroom Coho release

We would usually be having our local school groups releasing their young Coho salmon with all their students who were involved in raising Tynehead Hatchery Coho eggs to the fry stage. Thanks to the help of our volunteers, teachers are bringing their salmon babies to be released back into the Serpentine River. A BIG thank you to all the students and their teachers who have done a wonderful job in raising these salmon. We miss the students but look forward to seeing all next year!

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Coho Alevins

Our Coho babies have almost all hatched to the Alevin stage. Those are yolk sacs on their tummies-food for the next month. As this yolk sac gets absorbed, they will slowly turn into a fry salmon. At this point these babes would still be in their “redd” in the river

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Coho Smolts head out to the ocean

50,000 Coho smolts. Returned to the Serpentine River. Smolts are just over a year old and will head directly to the ocean. Inch creek takes a portion of our Coho eggs and raise them to smolt stage for us. Usually we disperse these babies throughout the Serpentine rivershed and only a portion are released at the Tynehead hatchery- primarily at our annual salmon send off. Unfortunately, COVID changed that this year. So see how many you can count in this footage!

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Invasive Species fish!

This small carp was found in one of our fish ponds which means that it found its way into the Serpentine River by being released into the river. Please remind all you know not to be releasing any type of fish into urban rivers. Invasive species multiply and take over the natural inhabitants. We all want to keep our Salmon.

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