Salmon run at Adam’s River – part 2

by Carol Browne on October 9, 2010 · 5 comments

in Photos, Vancouver

The reason why I wanted to head out to see the salmon run this year is because it was the biggest run of salmon in 100 years. I found that to be hopeful. Ever since I moved to Vancouver in 1991, there has always been a big concern about the number of these fish and earlier this year, there were reports of hardly any salmon around. So yay! Out of nowhere (I’m no scientist) piles and piles of salmon arrived and everything’s going to be okay!

Then I found the content to be a bit sad. Poor salmon. They came all this way…and now, this is the end for the adults…

That’s it. They were born here, swam out to the ocean, swam around for 4 years, and swam back here to reproduce and, well, die. That’s just a sad story, is all. I know the cycle will start again, so some more salmon will be on their adventures next. But still. That’s it? I just felt bad about that.

I think I’d better find a place to take photos of the beginning stages – like fingerlings and the salmon heading out to the ocean. The end on it’s own is a bit sad for me.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Suzanne October 9, 2010 at 10:37 pm

Yup definitely sad :(

2 anna October 9, 2010 at 10:43 pm

I’m with you darlin, the end on its own is far too sad. :(

And who knew salmon were so unattractive?

Sushi soon?

Lol… sorry, couldn’t resist ;-)

3 susie October 10, 2010 at 9:39 am

It is sad but its a lot better than having their lives cut short unnaturally due to fishing or something. It’s kind of like natures way of giving out guilt free fish.

4 Carol Browne October 11, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Now, lay him on a bed of rice and I don’t feel bad at all. I make NO SENSE!

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