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By Brianna Wray
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Salmon In Schools Update


November 22, 2018

Brianna Wray

WAITSBURG-As reported recently in The Times, Mrs. Hinchliffe's first grade students are raising salmon with the help of Andrew Bassler from the Tri-State Steelheaders.

So far, the salmon eggs have half-hatched and progressed to the alevin stage. Alevin have a yolk sac attached to their bellies which is to be their nutrient source for the following 30 days.

They hide among the gravel, avoiding predators, or in this case excited young onlookers.

Students worked with Bassler to create booklets that highlight the salmon life cycle. The young salmon remain alevin for 12 weeks or more before be...

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