Coho salmon hatchery fish nfh washington.jpg

Coho salmon swim upstream from the Pacific Ocean in Washington

Coho salmon hatchery fish nfh washington.jpg

When the rain returns to western Washington, so do these Coho salmon. Adult salmon require clean and oxygen-rich cold water for their freshwater migration and spawning, and often remain in saltwater until the river conditions are adequate. 
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Roger Tabor/USFWS
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Anadromous fish
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