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  • Be afraid, be very afraid! Not of these fish but of ecosystems without them. While they may resemble the living dead, fish at the end of their life cycles provide nutrients that are vital to healthy watersheds. As these "spawn of the dead" decompose, they keep the rivers alive and create the next generation of fish. The zombie craze is sweeping the Nation but knowledge of the "zombie fish" is more than just a trend. This is your place for fish facts, fun, and maybe a bit of "ick" factor. Tap into your inner biologist, learn about life cycles, and watch some cool videos - there is nothing to be afraid of!¬†

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Decaying flesh, hooked noses, sharp teeth...No they aren't zombies but they are nearly dead. Salmon at the end of their long migration route are looking for a place to spawn and die. They aren't very pretty but they are vital to the health of waterways. Get up close and personal with these "spawn of the dead" and learn more about the importance of salmon and other migratory fish at each point in their life cycles 

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They're baaaaaack! Actually they never went away. In our second zombie fish video, learn how even thought the spawn of the dead look frightening, our ecosystem would be even scarier without them. Spoiler alert: they can't spread zombie disease to humans.
Get up close and personal with these "spawn of the dead" and learn more about the importance of salmon and other migratory fish at each point in their life cycles by visiting:http://www.fws.gov/zombiefish

 

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