Story: Trout and salmon

Salmon ova hatchlings (2nd of 2)

Salmon ova hatchlings

Eight to ten weeks after fertilisation, salmon hatchlings emerge in the river gravels where the eggs were laid. Known as alevins, they stay in their shingle nest, using up the nutrients in their yolk sacs. They then emerge as small fish, known as fry.

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Carl Walrond, 'Trout and salmon - Chinook salmon', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008