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The Wild Side Series: Kwiaht: The Secret Life of Blackmouth Salmon
When juvenile Chinook salmon congregate in the San Juan Islands each summer, not all of them are headed for the ocean. Many remain, feeding and growing in the islands for up to three or four years. Resident Chinook, often called Blackmouth for their characteristically dark gums, have long played an important role in the winter diets of orcas and people, but they in recent years their numbers have been falling. What do they eat all winter? Where do they go when they mature? Why are they in decline? Russel Barsh studies the diet and growth hormones of Blackmouth, working in partnership with colleagues at WDFW, NOAA, and Long Live the Kings.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Pacific
San Juan Island Library 1010 Guard St Friday harbor, U. 98250