Coho Salmon Research Paper

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Population is a group of organisms of one species that can interbreed and live in the same place at the same time. There are five different species of salmon that are found in Alaska; they are: coho, sockeye, pink, Chinook and chum. These salmon populations all range beween the Arctic Ocean and south to the Monterey Bay in northern California. Coho salmon can be found in the coastal waters of Alaska, from southeast to Point Hope in the Chukchi Sea, as well as in the Yukon River to the Alaska-Canada border. Pink salmon are located in the Pacific and Arctic coastal waters from northern California to the Mackenzie River in Canada. Sockeye salmon thrive in the north Pacific and Arctic oceans, as far south as the Sacramento River in California, north to Bathurst in the Canadian Arctic. Chinook (King) salmon range from the Monterey Bay in California to the Chukchi Sea in Alaska. Chum salmon inhabit the Sacramento River in California to the Mackenzie River in Canada.…show more content…
The rivers and streams of the Kenai River inhabit all five species of salmon found in Alaska, contains millions of fish and spawns the largest amount of Chinook salmon worldwide. The southeast border has thousands of short, productive coastal rivers. Bristol Bay, a land of lakes and coastal rivers, support the majority of Alaska’s sockeye population. The Alsek, Taku and Stinkine Rivers are the three great salmon producing rivers of the southeast; these rivers, along with the Yukon, are transboundary rivers for the salmon ahrvest of Canada and Alaska. The Susitna River watershed drainage is home to many important salmon populations. Other locations that hold many salmon in Alaska include the Copper, Kuskokwim, and Situk rivers, as well as Kodiak

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