Monday, September 13, 2010

Fish Hatchery

Yesterday Tyson's aunt and uncle, Brett and Jeanette, took us to the Fish Hatchery to see all the salmon. It was pretty cool, I've never been to hatchery before. Now if Tyson was posting he could tell you what the salmon count is but I really have no idea. So all you get from me are pictures.

In front of the fish ladder...the fish have to swim up it.

It's kind of hard to see but there was a ton of fish, and they were huge.

Inside there were windows you could look through and see the fish. Hank loved it.

This sturgeon was playing peek-a-boo with us. He kept sliding back and forth.

It's again hard to see but the sturgeon in the lower right corner of the window.

A couple of the big fish. They were basically the same size as Hank if not bigger.

Hank and Daddy checking out the big fish.

The Sturgeon

This is at the fish hatchery. Once the fish come up stream there is this wall. There is a current coming through the wall so the fish know that there is something on the other side and they really want to get through, so they just sit there and jump into the wall.

Look how big they are!

Tyson in front of the holding tank.

Again hard to see but these fish are swimming up stream to the wall.

Now this is Herman the Sturgeon.
He is about 70 years old, weighs about 450lbs and is about 12 feet long.

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