Some of classroom chinook salmon eggs are hatching in all three of our classroom incubators, and we expect the rest to follow very soon into the alevin stage. Our goal is to release our salmon in Hess Creek, where we held our outdoor school, sometime either mid December or the first full week of January. Stay tuned for more “development!”
To see a video clip of our eggs and newly-emerged alevins, click the following link. You will need a Facebook account and will need to join the Classroom Salmon and Trout Hatching group page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/997938803562949/
Our salmon eggs arrived yesterday and they are now acclimating to our classroom incubators, which will be their temporary homes for a few months. Each class incubator now contains between 180 and 220 eggs. The eggs are less developed than in past years, so our targeted release date range is the week before winter break at the earliest or the first week of January. Weather permitting, we plan to release our salmon in Hess Creek, the site of our recent outdoor school. Stay tuned for more “developments.”
Here is a clip showing our salmon eggs. They’re in the eyed stage. Still waiting for them to hatch!