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Adopt-A-Salmon Family

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Slide Show

Each of the following downloadable files depicts some aspect of the Atlantic salmon's life cycle and natural history. Together, the files comprise the slide program that is provided to schools that are participating in the Adopt-A-Salmon Family watershed education program.

The files are in either the .jpg or .gif format and may be viewed using many of the popular web browsers currently in use. To view a slide, click its name with the left mouse button, then use your “Back” button to return to this page. To save a slide to your hard drive, use the right mouse button and choose either “Save Target As” or “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

  1. Leaping Atlantic salmon (photo - 42 KB)

  2. “Eyed eggs” (photo - 48 KB)

  3. Atlantic salmon alevin or sac fry (photo - 33 KB)

  4. Atlantic salmon fry (photo - 28 KB)

  5. Atlantic salmon parr (photo - 28 KB)

  6. Atlantic salmon smolt (photo - 37 KB)

  7. Atlantic salmon adult (photo - 46 KB)

  8. Adult male salmon with kype or hooked jaw (photo - 35 KB)

  9. Survival rate for Atlantic salmon (graphic - 99 KB)

  10. Common Atlantic salmon prey (graphic - 166 KB)

  11. Common Atlantic salmon predators (graphic - 167 KB)

  12. Life Cycle of Atlantic salmon (graphic - 17 KB)

  13. Migration of Atlantic salmon (graphic - 21 KB)

  14. Atlantic salmon scale (graphic - 40 KB)

  15. Reasons for salmon decline (graphic - 18 KB)

  16. Definition of anadromous (graphic - 21 KB)

  17. Watershed and water cycle (graphic - 96 KB)

  18. Aerial view - mouth of river (photo - 36 KB)

  19. Aerial view - urbanized land use along river (photo - 59 KB)

  20. Aerial view - relatively undeveloped river (photo - 49 KB)

The photograph of the leaping Atlantic salmon was provided by Dr. Alastair Stephen. All other photographs belong to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Last updated: April 30, 2010
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