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November 16, 2018
  • 2 Stailes Spawners
    November 16, 2018

November 19, 2018
  • 2 Wingfield Monitoring
    November 19, 2018 - November 20, 2018  

November 20, 2018
  • 2 Wingfield Monitoring
    November 19, 2018 - November 20, 2018  

November 21, 2018
  • 2 Earthwise Monitoring
    November 21, 2018 - November 22, 2018  

November 22, 2018
  • 2 Earthwise Monitoring
    November 21, 2018 - November 22, 2018  

November 23, 2018
  • R Spawners Chester
    November 23, 2018

November 24, 2018
  • Wingfield Planting
    November 24, 2018

November 28, 2018
  • 2 Coquitlam spawners
    November 28, 2018

6 hours ago

Pearson Ecological

Update on the mystery salmon from Surrey Bend.
Rick Taylor at UBC thinks it is a 'black' kokanee - which is one rare fish indeed. Only a few populations known in the world. One in Japan and a few in BC - BC ones are near Lillooet, in Seton Lake and Anderson Lake and, at least historically, in Marion Lake in Alouette system. What it would be doing in a ditch at Surrey Bend is anyone's guess. With just the photo, we can't be 100% sure, but the body form does look very much like a kokanee, as was pointed out by Dan Eaton.

See www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/pdf/10.1139/cjfas-2015-0145
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Update on the mystery salmon from Surrey Bend. 
Rick Taylor at UBC thinks it is a black kokanee - which is one rare fish indeed. Only a few populations known in the world. One in Japan and a few in BC - BC ones are near Lillooet, in Seton Lake and Anderson Lake and, at least historically, in Marion Lake in Alouette system.  What it would be doing in a ditch at Surrey Bend is anyones guess. With just the photo, we cant be 100% sure, but the body form does look very much like a kokanee, as was pointed out by Dan Eaton.  See http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/pdf/10.1139/cjfas-2015-0145

Caught this tiny Jack today in Surrey Bend
Just 100 g!
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Caught this tiny Jack today in Surrey Bend
Just 100 g!

 

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Could it have not gone to salt water?

Cute

Man that’s a funny looking salmon is it a coho

Looks like you may have a residualised Chinook there. I have seen this happen with Coho on the Island. I can't help but wonder if the stresses to habitat and climate, when combined with genetic pollution from hatchery fish, have worked to yield observations such as this. It is poorly studied but there is widespread suspicion of increased jack behaviour in several hatchery augmented wild Pacific salmon populations.

2 days ago

Pearson Ecological

Tree Planting!!
Our new restoration site at Wingfield Creek is a little barren!
Will you help us plant it up?

Saturday November 24, 10 am

Site tours, fish identification, and (if we are lucky) spawning salmon!

48753 Chilliwack Lake Road
(across from Tractorgrease Cafe)

Funded by grants from Pacific Salmon Foundation and Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk to the Fraser Valley Conservancy.
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Came across these sparring male Chum while doing spawning surveys in Or Creek, Coquitlam. ... See MoreSee Less

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