Washington: Upper Skagit Indian Tribe Examines Steelhead Scales
The Upper Skagit Tribe is analyzing scale samples to determine the age of steelhead returning to the Skagit River.
Unlike most species of salmon, steelhead can spawn repeatedly before they die. They mature at 2 or 3 years, and can stay at sea up to three years before returning to fresh water to spawn.
Upper Skagit tribal staff took scale samples from 75 wild steelhead to be examined using equipment at the...
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