Atlantic Salmon

About Atlantic Salmon Edit

The Atlantic salmon is an anadromous fish meaning that it spawns is fresh waters, but spends most of its life at sea. The Atlantic salmon can be mostly found today in rivers of Ireland, United Kingdom, Canada, Norway, Russia, Spain and also the United States. The Atlantic salmon suffers a lot of changes during its life. They deposit their eggs in autumn in riverbeds and the nest spring thousands of alevin emerge. The 2-cm new creatures have to hide from predators till they are big enough. They are attached to a yolk sac and they stick to it till they are about 5 to 8 cm long. The next stage of their life is the parr stage and it lasts up to 6 years depending on the temperature and food supply. When it reaches the length of 12 to 24 cm the Atlantic salmon transformes into smolt, being now ready to enter the sea. The Atlantic is the place where salmons from both the European and American continents meet. These fish grow rapidly here feeding themselves with small crustaceans and fish.

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