Animal Life

What country does salmon come from?


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Salmon live in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, as well as the Great Lakes of North America. Most of us have heard that salmon swim upstream to make their trek to lay their eggs, and are anadromous, which means they are born in fresh water, migrate to the ocean, and return to spawn. Spawning before dying is a pretty good motivator, and salmon are pretty strong fish. The fact that they can leap up to twelve feet out of the water helps them overcome most obstacles. However, dams without fish ladders contribute to the threat of extinction. Even without dams, life's hard for the poor salmon. When fish younger than a year old, are released from hatcheries, only about 1 to 5 percent make it back home to spawn. The word Salmon is from the Middle English salmoun, or samoun, which is thought to mean "to leap" in original form. Salmon are central to Native American mythology on the Pacific Northwest coast