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Kokanee Restoration & Romance 3

Photo Credit: Roger Tabor, USFWS


A male (background) and female (foreground) pair up for spawning in Ebright Creek. Note the larger hump, larger toother lower jaw (kype), and brighter colors of the male. Ebright Creek is the site of a restoration project aimed at increasing stream and spawning habitat availible to the Lake Sammamish Kokanee. Check out the Komo 4 news report on this sucess.


To see these kokanee when they started out as fry, click here: For a video on the Kokanee rearing project, check out:


To learn how you can “keep the salmon coming home”, visit the Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery:

Read the original post at

and explore a variety of factors affecting wild and hatchery fish and other aquatic resources at:


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Taken on November 16, 2012