Last Dance: Spawning Chum Salmon, Vedder River

by Petr Herman Adventures

“This video stars a pair of Chum salmon going about their courtship dance. They use their tails to clear silt from the nest they have dug for their eggs, called a Redd. They are not actually spawning in the video, but they are making all the preparations, getting to know each other and chasing off other fish. The male has the green tags that are used by the hatchery for fish tracking. Chum like large gravel and sites where some ground water seeps through the gravel to keep their eggs oxygenated.”

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