Posts tagged ‘salmon’

August 12, 2019

Salmon Cannon

by duncanr

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November 6, 2018

Watch the professionals live

by allthoughtswork

The annual salmon run just started in Oregon, I saw some huge red Coho in lower Multnomah Creek in the gorge yesterday. Up in Alaska, the experts don’t fuck around with fishing licenses.

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March 12, 2017

Salmon Crossing Road

by duncanr

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July 27, 2012

Brown Bears Hunting Salmon : Live Webcam

by duncanr

Every year over a hundred Brown Bears descend on a mile long stretch of Brooks River to feast on the largest Sockeye Salmon run in the world.

A live web cam has been set up in the Katmai National Park, Alaska to watch the bears ‘fishing’ for the salmon

Click link to watch – bear webcam here

January 11, 2012

Salmon Sperm Silicon Storage Substitute

by duncanr

It’s not my plaice to question the thought processes of scientists, but you have to wonder what was going through the head of the person who came up with this idea !

“By adding a bit of silver to a thin layer of salmon sperm DNA and sandwiching it all between two electrodes, scientists have created a data storage device that could lead to a cheaper replacement for silicon”

Full story here – http://tinyurl.com/6lor2mu

March 21, 2010

Can we have our fish back?

by duncanr

Times are tough for the Winnemem Wintu – a small Native American tribe in California. The Winnemem rely on the Chinook salmon but since the construction of a dam near sacramento in the 40’s blocking some of the salmon ‘runs’, the number of salmon returning each year to breed has been declining.

Coincidentally, the Winnemem have been declining in numbers too.

The tribe believe their fate is linked to that of the fish and that the building of the dam broke a covenant between them and the salmon.

Whilst the salmon seem to be deserting their traditional haunts on California, they are flourishing in New Zealand. Now, 2 dozen Winnemem have raised the money to visit New Zealand and perform a traditional ceremony to persuade the Salmon (who they claim are descended from eggs taken from their Chinook ancestors many years ago) to return to their ancestral waters.

And if that doesn’t work, they plan to ask the New Zealand authorities if they can take some eggs back with them to restock the waters in California

Source . . .

P.S. If you want to learn more about the Winnemem Wintu, you can follow them on Facebook