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Trout Hatching Project

Last week we received our rainbow trout eggs from the Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. The eggs originated from the Roaring River fish hatchery near Scio, Oregon. It did not take the eggs long to hatch. We were greeted this morning with two incubators full of 500 smiling alevins (trout with egg sacs attached) and all seem to be doing well. Over the next month students will study how trout (and other organisms) survive in ecosystems as how organisms’ external structures their functions help aid survival. More pics coming soon!

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Trout eggs ready to be placed in the incubator.

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Hatched trout eggs.

The Eggs are here!

Rainbow trout eggs unwrapped in wet burlap. Moments later they were transferred to our classroom incubator.

Rainbow trout eggs unwrapped in wet burlap. Moments later they were transferred to our classroom incubator.

Our rainbow trout eggs arrived today, courtesy of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and the Roaring River Hatchery in Scio, Oregon. Each year ODFW makes eggs available to classrooms at no cost. A big thanks to Stuart Reed (Mrs. Reed’s husband) for making the trek to Clackamas to pick up the eggs. Stay tuned for more info about our trout egg hatching project.