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Wild Chinook Salmon

Picture by: NOAA Fisheries Biologist Picture taken on: April 14th, 2011

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NOAA Biologist, Norm Ponferrada is seen here saving a Wild Chinook Salmon. Chinook salmon may spend 1 to 8 years in the ocean (averaging from 3 to 4 years) before returning to their home rivers to spawn. Chinook spawn in larger and deeper waters than other salmon species and can be found on the spawning redds (nests) from September through to December.

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