WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning

Sally wants to see Beginning.

So, here is the begining of the life cycle of Chinook Salmon, freshly hatched from salmon roe. When first hatched they are called “alevins.” As they grow, they become “Fry,” and then “Smolts.” Eventually they achieve the status of full fledged King Salmon.

 newly hatched to be Chinook (King) Salmon

newly hatched to be Chinook (King) Salmon

They leave their home stream and wander through the North Pacific Ocean in the Gulf of Alaska for between 3 and 5 years before returning to the streams where they were hatched, ready to spawn and start the life cycle all over again.

Chinook Salmon caught in Gulf of Alaska

22 lb. Chinook Salmon caught in Gulf of Alaska

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