Salmon In the great lakes

By: Jake Marsh

Introduction

In this article you will begin learning about Salmon in the great lakes. some items you will learn are Where they are native to, what is their natural habitat, and many more! so i hope you aren't allergic to fish


Birth, Feeding and Habitats

salmon entered the great lakes 40 years ago when fisheries biologists had decided to take salmon from the Pacific ocean and put them into the Great Lakes, this resulted in great success and a multi-million dollar company.


The natural habitat ( not a fish tank) for a salmon would be described as either in fresh or saltwater because they both live in the lakes and oceans. For the freshwater habitat salmon live in a pollution free environment where the water is clean and full of gravel and boulders. For a Saltwater habitat salmon are not surely found out yet, but it must be close to the freshwater habitat.


when Adult salmon are in the ocean , they mostly feed on Zoo-plankton, Incrustations, shrimp, krill, Ect.





Lifestyle

salmon are anadromous: they are born in fresh water, migrate to the ocean, then return to fresh water to reproduce. When the babies turn into hatching's they begin to feed on tiny insects in their stream. they also feed on anything else that is smaller than them. As they begin to grow they take fourth the long journey into the ocean. When they are ready, the adult salmon come back to there mainstream where they reproduce with a female salmon.


Salmon in the Great Lakes

The salmon in The Great Lakes include Atlantic Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Pink salmon. Salmon was first introduced to the great lakes 40 years ago when fisheries biologists had decided to take salmon from the Pacific ocean and put them into the Great Lakes, this resulted in great success and a multi-million dollar company. Since salmon have been put in the Great Lakes they have adapted into the fresh water. They are used to it because they were born in fresh water then they go to sea then they go back to their home stream. The reason why salmon are important in our ecosystem is because they are the United States most valuable commercial fin fish.

Salmon in the Classroom

To make the salmon in the classroom project better we could have weekly drawing for little tiny things or have salmon races where you put two salmon in the tank then put food on the other side and see who gets the food first. or even have people take the salmon home over the weekend to feed and take care of.


Salmon in the Great Lakes: Part 1, Early Life History
WWF - Lonely Salmon