We are at the letter "L" for Life for the ABC Wednesday Meme and thanks to the ABC Team and Mrs. Nesbitt. Also this is perfect as the First Nation's name for the river starts with an "L". It is called liw stot a lew by the T'Sou-ke people.
It is a coho river and during spawning they get a red color and they look like they have a hooked jaw. The alevin/egg stage lasts six or seven weeks and the young coho spend a year or so here in the river before going into the salt water, or salt chuck as we call it. A Jack is a small male that returns to spawn in two years. The mature fish usually are not over twenty pounds.
Some Red for Ruby Tuesday.
My Bear is from Campbell River.
The Black Bears come down to the river to eat the salmon in October to get fat for the winter. Otters and Raccoons also dine on the buffet of dead fish.
The Great Blue Heron likes to feed on the small fish in the river.
Glaucous Gulls also try to get as much fish as they can.
Common Mergansers and Kingfishers also like the fry and smolts.
I have a few videos here to add. This is a new one I just made and the fish in the river was made earlier.
I put in my posts for a few days as I have very bad eyes and only
one eye works and sometimes it is not working if on the computer too much.
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