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All about salmon in Edmonds: Barriers, where to watch | Greener Edmonds


Last updated 9/16/2021 at 7:16am

Two of the species of North American Pacific salmon spawn inside the city limits of Edmonds. Both chum and coho end their epic ocean voyages to Alaska and back in our local creeks and they do this old school, without Google Maps.

Of the two, chum are the more numerous. Unlike chinook, coho, and sockeye; chum fry move into saltwater soon after they absorb their yolks and start feeding on their own.

Our short, small creeks meet their habitat requirements.

Chum are the second largest of the salmon species, and live for three to five years. Despite all the focus on chinook, they are an importa...

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