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Hatch and Release: Raising Salmon

Students in Environmental Science recently finished a project of raising salmon. The class “adopted” 82 Atlantic salmon eggs from the Adirondacks to observe while under their care. Eggs were kept in a tank inside a refrigerator where each day students would take note of the temperature, how many eggs hatched, and then how many salmon survived throughout the process. Students helped to identify the reason behind salmon population decline and worked together to find solutions for this real-world problem. Almost 50 young salmon, or “fry,” were released into the Nine Mile Creek at the end of April.  

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Salmon were hatched and raised by students in Environmental Science. 

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Mrs. Tucker released the salmon into Nine Mile Creek.