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Pacific Salmon (Life Cycles) by Jason Cooper

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Published by Rourke Publishing .
Written in English


  • Science & Technology - Biology,
  • Children: Grades 3-4,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s 4-8 - Science,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 4-8 Nonfiction,
  • Animals - Fishes,
  • Science & Nature - Biology

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9838454M
ISBN 101589526058
ISBN 109781589526051

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  The book is both an enlightening and depressing story of one man's attempt to save wild salmon populations around the Pacific Rim from Japan to California. Anyone wanting to understand the human factors that have led to the decline, and likely extinction, of these magnificant fish should read this book/5(72).   About the Book. Pacific salmon inhabit a vast ecosystem that encompasses the rivers within and the ocean between coastal countries. From steep, cold snowmelt streams to major tributaries, from estuaries to the deep ocean, the range of Pacific salmon includes the Tachia River in Taiwan, the permafrost zone of Chukotka that flows to the Chukchi Sea, the . Five kinds of salmon live in rivers along the Pacific Coast: the chinook (or king) salmon, the coho (or silver) salmon, the sockeye, pink (or humpback), and chum (or dog) salmon. Chinook are the biggest. Some can weigh over pounds! Pink salmon are the smallest, at 3 to 5 pounds. Pacific salmon are an important biological and economic resource of countries of the North Pacific rim. They are also a unique group of fish possessing unusually complex life histories. There are seven species of Pacific salmon, five occurring on both the North American and Asian continents (sockeye, pink, chum, chinook, and coho) and two (masu /5(4).

  Pacifica salmon a well worth fishing for. The book is first and foremost a handful of new and old patterns tied specifically designed and tied for Pacific salmon, but at the same time a beautiful little book with excellent pictures and a very appetizing presentation of its content/5. The importance of salmon to the Pacific Northwest--economic, recreational, symbolic--is enormous. Generations ago, salmon were abundant from central California through Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to British Columbia and Alaska. Get this from a library! Pacific salmon. [Jason Cooper] -- Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, habitat, and life cycle of the Pacific salmon, with an emphasis on the hatching and growth of its young. Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) once spawned in northern hemisphere rivers from Long Island Sound, New York, to arctic regions in the western and eastern North Atlantic, the Barents Sea, the Baltic Sea, and south to Spain and historical range has contracted northward in the past century (for the U.S. population, see Baum ; for current distribution, see also Collette .

13 rows  Range. Salmon and trout with native ranges in waters draining to the Pacific Ocean Class: Actinopterygii. This book is a comprehensive summary and interpretation of the research published on the ocean ecology of six species of Pacific salmon (Pink Salmon, Chum Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon, and Cherry Salmon), steelhead, and coastal Cutthroat Trout by researchers in Canada, Japan, Korea, Russia, and the United States. In a book that will appeal across audiences, Augerot nests her findings in the greater context of North Pacific people and places; catalogues natural and human-made threats to salmon populations; and describes a North Pacific Ecosystem Approach to solutions toward a future that includes healthy wild Pacific salmon. The Behavior and Ecology of Pacific Salmon and Trout combines in-depth scientific information with outstanding photographs and original artwork to fully desc.