Story: Trout and salmon

Sockeye salmon

Sockeye salmon

A pair of mature sockeye salmon protect their redd (nest) in a tributary of the lower Ōhau River, South Canterbury. The species became established in Lake Ōhau, but never became sea-going. Some fish remain in the lake and its tributaries.

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Carl Walrond, 'Trout and salmon - Other salmonids', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19622/sockeye-salmon (accessed 20 September 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008