Tuesday, 29 March 2016

first salmon fry of spring

It was a lovely, calm, sunny evening of perfect conditions to see these salmon fry, the first I've seen in the cove this year.  

The frosty effect in some photos is freshwater from the shore mixing in a little bit.

Many of these little guys are very skinny, a reminder that the greatest mortality is in the first few weeks in the sea. Grow fast and strong little ones, there are mergansers like these, and so many other predators looking for the weak or slow. 
 If you have trouble seeing them , that is a good thing. Their shadows can give them away. 

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