Saturday, July 14, 2007

Atlantic Salmon, Salmo salar

The Salmonid Interpretation Centre, located in Grand Falls -Windsor, provides the opportunity to observe and photograph Atlantic Salmon as they swim up the Exploits River to spawn.

Even though the lighting is fairly dull, and the salmon are constantly moving, you can get a few good photos through the glass. I have 10 photos on line in my new Atlantic Salmon Gallery at:
http://www.lanephotography.com/animals/atlantic_salmon/atlantic_salmon_01.htm

I am not certain of the exact statistics, but there hasn't been a commercial salmon fishery for several years and the number of salmon returning to rivers all across Newfoundland and Labrador hasn't increased as much as one would expect. Hopefully they will survive as a species because they are amazing fish.




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