Sunday, 10 April 2016

Salmon Release!

On Tuesday our school released 28,166 salmon fry into the creek at the end of the road by our school! Volunteers and workers from the Nicomekl Hatchery came to our local creek to release the salmon and every class had the chance to help! 

 We walked down in pairs with Mrs. Osborne's class.  When we got to the end of the road we made a line and then we each got a bucket full of little fish! 

 We couldn't believe how many little fish were in each bucket!
We each got to walk down the bank and carefully release the fish into the creek!  They sure swam away quickly!We learned that 25% of the salmon will come back in three years to spawn, 50% of them will come back in four years, and the last 25% will come back in five years!

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