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Recording the Salmon Harvest

Wolves Fishing


In the forest of British Columbia, wolves fish for salmon during spawning season.

Producing Salmon

This video from Nature follows the endangered sockeye salmon as they travel home to their Idaho spawning grounds. Once the salmon reach their destination, many are captured and brought to a local fish hatchery. In the hatchery, biologists manage the reproduction of the salmon in effort to boost their numbers. Biologists take such drastic measures because between 1985-2007, an average of 18 sockeye salmon made it to Idaho each year—a dangerously low number. After a year in the hatchery, the young salmon are released into the wild.
This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.
Learn more about the Nature film Salmon:Running the Gauntlet.

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Salmon’s Journey

In this video adapted from Nature learn how human behavior has created unnatural circumstances in the life cycle of salmon. Hatcheries raise and release over 100 million salmon every year but less than one percent of the juveniles reproduce and return as adults due to man-made dangers. Accustomed to being fed at the water’s surface, many salmon lose their lives from predators before they even reach the sea. Turbines that generate electricity as well as dams further impede their progress, either sapping their strength or causing their morality. In response, the cornerstone of salmon recovery efforts has become “Juvenile Fish Transportation,” an underground pipe with an opening that funnels fish over dams. Boats waiting on the other side carry the fish to the next point on their journey.
This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.
Learn more about the Nature film Salmon:Running the Gauntlet.

  • Salmon’s Journey downloaded from PBS LearningMedia,
    http://www.pbslearningmedia.org. Rights to use this asset expire
    on do not expire.
  • Asset Copyright © 2011 WNET All rights reserved
  • Credits

    A Production of Sea Studios Foundation and THIRTEEN in association with WNET New York Public Media and National Geographic Channel

    This program was produced by THIRTEEN, which is solely responsible for its content.

  • Project funded by:
    • Canon
    • SC Johnson
    • The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)/li>