I'm a college student from South Florida living on the island of Kodiak, Alaska for the summer! Follow me as I work with the celebrated salmon of the region, and find my way through the wilderness.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Earlier in this adventure I explained the transfer process whereby we take the fish in the trap up to larger holding tanks via fish tubes. However, I don't think I mentioned how they get into those tubes. Well here's the process! This last group of salmon we transferred were all so large that instead of putting a hand over their nose and eyes, I had to bear hug them! Takes a little bit of muscle to wrangle these enormous Chinook, and some faith that they won't wiggle out of your hands once mid-air. But I'd say my first time went pretty well :]