Ms. Lirenman took some photos of the process.
|First all the fry were happily swimming around our tank.|
|Then Ms. Lirenman syphoned one bucket of water out of the tank.|
|Next, she scooped out all the fry and put them in the big blue bucket.|
|Ms. Lirenman drove to Tynhead Hatchery|
|Tynhead Hatchery is run by volunteers.|
The people at the hatchery created a safe spot for our fry in their big tanks and slowly added them into their new home. If you look closely you might even see them in the water.
As you can imagine we miss our salmon children already. Don't worry though in April the entire class is going to travel back to the hatchery. Maybe we'll see our fry then, but if we don't we will meet other fry. In April it will also be a lot warmer for the fry and we will release some back into the wild.
Throughout this salmon study, we have learned so much about salmon. We were pretty good adoptive parents too. In the end, while we started with 55 eggs we lost 5 eggs early on (two eggs even arrived dead), one alevin, and when we were transferring the fry to the blue bucket we found one dead fry too. In the end, if you do the math, we brought 48 healthy fry back to the hatchery.
If you're curious to learn more about salmon please get a hold of our teacher. We will share our salmon knowledge with you.