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(Fresno Bee)   For the first time in more than 60 years, chinook salmon have made it to the San Joaquin River to spawn. They were delicious   (fresnobee.com) divider line 41
    More: Interesting, San Joaquin River, Fresno, San Joaquin Valley, Merced County, Natural Resources Defense Council  
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2012-11-29 03:17:57 PM  
 
2012-11-29 03:22:07 PM  
Were they eaten by wolves?
 
2012-11-29 03:22:21 PM  
www.delawareonline.com
 
2012-11-29 03:22:34 PM  
Damn you global warming, DAMN YOU!!!!!
 
2012-11-29 03:23:39 PM  
I could've sworn this headline had something to do with Joan Rivers......weird
 
2012-11-29 03:24:31 PM  
Tasty wolf salmon meat! rewardslink.info
 
2012-11-29 03:24:34 PM  
Kinda takes the fun out of it to learn this only happened because they were driven there.
 
2012-11-29 03:26:54 PM  
The only wolves in Fresno are in zoos or near elementary schools.
 
2012-11-29 03:27:56 PM  
Delicious indeed...

thegymatorchard.com
 
2012-11-29 03:28:10 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.comrainingtruthprayer.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-11-29 03:28:30 PM  

styckx: Kinda takes the fun out of it to learn this only happened because they were driven there.



THIS.
 
2012-11-29 03:28:36 PM  
So, the river's dammed up and has barriers so that the fish can't swim to the spawning grounds. So, they truck some in to the area. How are the spawn going to get to the sea, or is this just another fish farm?
 
2012-11-29 03:30:07 PM  
www.digitalbusstop.com
 
2012-11-29 03:31:07 PM  
Don't they usually install fish ladders instead of chauffeuring them around?
 
2012-11-29 03:34:36 PM  

styckx: Kinda takes the fun out of it to learn this only happened because they were driven there.


Right! And another question: Don't salmon return to the place they were born? Are these 60-year-old fish? Why would they want to go there?
 
2012-11-29 03:35:03 PM  
Okay, I chuckled. Unlike the salmon.
 
2012-11-29 03:35:55 PM  
Joaquin River Phoenix?

/didn't he die of a drug OD?
 
2012-11-29 03:36:39 PM  

Bladel: styckx: Kinda takes the fun out of it to learn this only happened because they were driven there.

Right! And another question: Don't salmon return to the place they were born? Are these 60-year-old fish? Why would they want to go there?


And who lent them the car!
 
2012-11-29 03:38:41 PM  
www.thoentoday.comi4.photobucket.com
Alright let's see those hands. Ok now where did you get a nuclear missile fin? Right, right, somebody drove by and wanted to sell it - into the chopper. We'll sort this out back at the base.
 
2012-11-29 03:41:25 PM  

Rahsa Naba Doe-ah Gola Wookiee Nipple Pinchy: [www.digitalbusstop.com image 580x451]


Guess who uses the remember me password button. That's a hell of a handle there
 
2012-11-29 03:41:38 PM  
I can dump piranha in a local creek, but that wouldn't make it the Amazon. This seems a bit silly and a waste of money that could go toward restoring salmon populations in more viable areas.
 
2012-11-29 03:44:40 PM  

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I see what you did there.
 
2012-11-29 03:46:55 PM  

Bladel: Right! And another question: Don't salmon return to the place they were born?


No, they return to the place they imprinted on, which is why salmon can be hatched and raised in hatcheries and later moved to streams any arbitrary distance away. At 1-3 years old (depending on how quickly they grow in the stream) maturing young salmon imprint on the chemical mix of the stream(s) as they migrate down to the ocean. Several years later they follow these same smells back to their home stream. The process is not iron-clad, though, and fish routinely go up different streams when they can't find their home streams.
 
2012-11-29 03:49:50 PM  

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: salmon are back from the dead


I (and subby) totally missed that hah.
 
2012-11-29 03:50:55 PM  
in Washington state, after decades of littigation have removed 3 dams that were put in place wihtout any way for the salmon to get around or over them. it's only been a year, but salmon have already started spawning in the two rivers. the dams had been built by companies that did not have licenses to build them, but just did. the fight was to get the dams certified as OK dams that could stay in place forever. once this was denied by all courts the companies gave up and have removed them.
 
2012-11-29 03:54:12 PM  

Bladel: styckx: Kinda takes the fun out of it to learn this only happened because they were driven there.

Right! And another question: Don't salmon return to the place they were born? Are these 60-year-old fish? Why would they want to go there?


You're thinking of the Salmon of Capistrano. It is a beautiful sight.
 
2012-11-29 03:55:48 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Rahsa Naba Doe-ah Gola Wookiee Nipple Pinchy: [www.digitalbusstop.com image 580x451]

Guess who uses the remember me password button. That's a hell of a handle there


I never use remember me buttons.

It helps to keep my brain sharp and ward off the dementia.

/i keed
 
2012-11-29 03:56:10 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: salmon are back from the dead

I (and subby) totally missed that hah.


Zombie fish in Fresno?

/more likely than you think
 
2012-11-29 04:00:14 PM  
I have spawned twice in the last 60 years. not braggin
 
2012-11-29 04:02:18 PM  
San Joaquin River Phoenix? This guy?
blogs.independent.co.uk
 
2012-11-29 04:04:24 PM  
In case you didn't know that California had a large ignorant redneck population, check out the comments on that page.
 
2012-11-29 04:05:53 PM  
mudpants

I have spawned twice in the last 60 years. not braggin




....and both times you were by yourself?
 
2012-11-29 04:08:12 PM  
So is there going be a reverse shuttle for the babies?
 
2012-11-29 04:10:23 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Rahsa Naba Doe-ah Gola Wookiee Nipple Pinchy: [www.digitalbusstop.com image 580x451]

Guess who uses the remember me password button. That's a hell of a handle there


It's even better when your wife hears you saying it out loud...
 
2012-11-29 04:11:23 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: So is there going be a reverse shuttle for the babies?


Ah, yes, there will be. "Wildlife crews will trap many of the young and release them in various parts of the river, Hatler said."

This really is a waste of tax money. Just wait until the dam bypasses are built.
 
2012-11-29 04:18:51 PM  

madgordy: in Washington state, after decades of littigation have removed 3 dams that were put in place wihtout any way for the salmon to get around or over them. it's only been a year, but salmon have already started spawning in the two rivers. the dams had been built by companies that did not have licenses to build them, but just did. the fight was to get the dams certified as OK dams that could stay in place forever. once this was denied by all courts the companies gave up and have removed them.


I'm not sure which dams you refer to, but the removal of the two dams on the Elwha river, and the restoration of the fish, is ahead of schedule: Link.

BarkingUnicorn: BarkingUnicorn: So is there going be a reverse shuttle for the babies?

Ah, yes, there will be. "Wildlife crews will trap many of the young and release them in various parts of the river, Hatler said."

This really is a waste of tax money. Just wait until the dam bypasses are built.


The bypasses are needed only when the mature fish start moving upstream. Populating the upstream river can begin up to 6-7 years before the ladders are needed. Salmon take that 1-3 years to grow to the point where they head down to the ocean, and then they need 3-4 more years at sea before they are ready to move back up the rivers to spawn.
 
2012-11-29 04:35:38 PM  

Sherman Potter: Smeggy Smurf: Rahsa Naba Doe-ah Gola Wookiee Nipple Pinchy: [www.digitalbusstop.com image 580x451]

Guess who uses the remember me password button. That's a hell of a handle there

It's even better when your wife hears you saying it out loud...


I'm going to have to try that. The nipple pinchy thing, not saying that mouthful
 
2012-11-29 05:24:40 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: This really is a waste of tax money. Just wait until the dam bypasses are built.


It will take another 5+ years after the bypasses are built for the runs to begin returning, if you wait until the bypasses are built. It's usually around 5-6 years for Chinook to go from hatching to returning to spawn.
 
2012-11-29 05:53:38 PM  
As someone with a newly restored silver salmon in my backyard due to a dam removal, I'm almost getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2012-11-29 06:30:04 PM  
I thought spawning salmon taste bad.
 
2012-11-29 09:16:39 PM  

baorao: I thought spawning salmon taste bad.


No, spawning Thailand lady-boys taste bad.
 
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