Male Salmon Fertilizing Eggs

The last step of the process

Before the female salmon covers her eggs with gravel, the male fish must fertilize them. In this video, which follows the preceding series, the male salmon now occupies the redd, or nest. He is fertilizing the eggs that the female salmon deposited in the other video clips in this series. The female will then return and dig at the head of the redd to spread gravel and sand over her eggs. This protects them and keeps them in place until they can hatch. The eggs must survive for six or seven weeks in very strong currents. The current provides the oxygen that the eggs need. However, the river can be a very unforgiving environment for the tiny fish. Many will not make it to adulthood.

 

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