WLACE River Ecosystem

WLACE River Ecosystem

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Egg

When adult salmon enter the river to spawn, each female salmon can lay 2,000 to 2,500 eggs.  The eggs are pink/orange in color.  The average size ranges from 6 to 9 mm in diameter.  Salmon eggs consist of a  transparent membrane that protects the egg from predators or other disturbances while in the river.  Salmon eggs are very sensitive and one in 10 eggs will survive in the wild.

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