Name: Bryan Gardiner
Can you please tell me how many miles per day spawning salmon
travels from the ocean to its destination? I would like to
know how long it takes the salmon to get to the Adams river from the
The actual distance traveled per day by salmon varies from
species to species, but in several samples of Chinook, the
results were as follows:
(the Chinook were going up the Yukon River, then into different
creeks to spawn)
Group 1 - 52 miles/day
Group 2 - 60 miles/day
Group 3 - 47 miles/day
Group 4 - 50 miles/day
All of the numbers from this study are averages.
I hope this helps you find the answer you're looking for!
Thanks for using NEWTON!
Tom F Ihde
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