Learn about salmon 

Coho salmon hatching in Quilcene, Washington


Video credit: Florian Graner & U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - July 29, 2015

What makes a healthy salmon?


Salmon are sensitive to water conditions, which makes them good indicators of water pollution. Salmon need certain conditions to be healthy:
  • Streamside vegetation and stable steam flows
  • Cool, clean water with enough oxygen
  • Clean, loose gravel to protect salmon eggs from predators and allow water to flow through the eggs for oxygen
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