Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Salmon Whispering

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 :]

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