Thursday, April 30, 2015

Juvenile Salmon Hitch Ride to Coast

Low water levels along the Sacramento River as a result of the drought in California are preventing salmon from making their annual three week journey to the coast. So they are loaded onto a truck and driven for four hours to the San Francisco Bay.

"To transport the salmon, the fish are sucked up 60,000 at a time into the massive tanks where they are held in cold water and driven to the San Francisco Bay. It is here that they are released into the bay, where after being held for a couple of hours are set free and sent to find their way to the Pacific Ocean."
More: The Independent

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