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and change in form and color as they advance
Silvery fish enter the rivers, headed for the spawning area In the fall, spawning salmon deposit eggs in healthy streams with gravel, then die
and grow to maturity in the Pacific

Natural Life Cycle

2 to 5 years

Fry hatch in the spring
Enter the Pacific Ocean Fingerlings migrate downstream and grow in the stream


Length of life cycle varies with species and conditions
Illustration of Natural Life Cycle courtesy of Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

WA Dept of Fish & Wildlife


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