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'Incredible Natural Spectacle' as Record Numbers of Sockeye Salmon Return to Northwest

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- 2152 days ago -
Fish cross dam at rate of nearly 30 a minute as more return in a single day than some previous years

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Past Member (0)
Friday June 29, 2012, 5:09 am
Thanks for the information.

pam w (139)
Friday June 29, 2012, 6:52 am
Thanks...nice to know it's still happening!

JL A (281)
Friday June 29, 2012, 8:08 am
good news--efforts are working!

Daniel Partlow (179)
Friday June 29, 2012, 9:16 am
Fantastic news. So glad something is thriving!!

Elle B (84)
Friday June 29, 2012, 1:56 pm
Thank-you Cal. Our family has lived in the Pac. NW since 1886. Remember when Bruce Brown wrote " Mountain In The Clouds: A Search For The Wild Salmon" about 30 years ago--bringing awareness of the Salmon's plight and the effect of dams on salmon habitats. Some people here have worked very hard to protect the Salmon--it is a big part of life in the NW for many. We adopted a small protected salmon stream we lived on for many years and worked with other neighbors on a larger creek in the area to uproot the invasive non-native vegetation until we moved [now we do storm drains:)] 1st nation tribes have Annual Salmon Homecoming Celebrations in September. Another seasonal event is watching the salmon come up the Lake Washington Ship Canal "fish ladders." This is such welcome and heartfelt news...we usually do the Cascade Loop in the fall when it's a bit cooler and less crowded...but i've got to run over the mountains and see this. . .

Dee C (229)
Friday June 29, 2012, 3:59 pm
That is great news..
Thanks Cal..

Danuta W (1249)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 1:32 am

Kamila A (141)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 6:23 am
good news

Saturday June 30, 2012, 6:43 am
This is certainly great news. Thanks for sharing Cal

cindy g (9)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 11:32 am
I've been worrried for the past couple of years with declining numbers particularly with the impact it has on bears not being able to gain sufficient weight for hibernation - maybe this is the beginning of a turnaround for the species and we'll start to see salmon flourish once again. - thanks for posting!

Claudia O (73)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 12:25 pm
Does this mean they can stop killing the sea lions now?

Florence Eaise (132)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 1:48 pm
Noted thas fabulous news!!! Thanks for posting

Dianne D (490)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 1:56 pm
Great news. Now tell Oregon to stop killing the seals because they think they are stealing all the salmon away from greedy fishermen and man.

Christeen A (368)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 2:17 pm
A beautiful sight.

Elizabeth M (65)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 2:30 pm
Noted this great news. Thanks Cal. Improving habitats and the dams has helped tremendously. I will never forget the first time I saw the salmon swimming upstream...what beautiful sights there are to behold in nature!

michelle t (41)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 5:59 pm
Good new but horrible fishermen will catch and kill them

Pamela C (75)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 11:48 pm
Its the dams that do the most damage.

Ruth C (87)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 5:30 am
Glad to hear about something good that is happening.

JM A (176)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 6:08 pm

Fred Krohn (34)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 7:35 pm
I hope these fish and the ecosystem they depend on becomes re-established properly. Bears don't take enough fish to deplete the stock like humans often do; nor do seals or sealions.
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