The salmon have grown up!

Well they haven’t quite grown up all the way, but they have made their way from being eggs, then alevin (still with the egg sack attached to their belly), and now to parr(absorbing the egg sack). They are now swimming around the tank and even got fed for the first time yesterday. They are being “tease fed” as they learn to eat, much like human infants. Orca students are super excited about the coho salmon and are constantly crowded around the tank to check them out. They have a few more months to go before they are released into the wilds of Lake Washington. For now students are learning about the salmon’s life cycles and doing scientific observations of them.

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