We are happy to announce the arrival of approximately 300-400 salmon eggs. They are happily nestled into the rocky gravel of our third grade aquarium located by Rooms 2 & 3. We will observe these eggs over the next two months as they develop into alevin and then fry/parr. It will be exciting to track and observe their lifecycle and record observations in our expedition notebooks.
The eggs are a beautiful color. We noticed that they are a mixture of pink, red and orange. They are slightly translucent because you can see their eyes developing within the eggs. Salmon eggs are usually nestled into rocky nests called redds in the streams. Our salmon eggs are nestled into the rocky gravel of our aquarium for scientific observation.
We’d like to invite all of our guests to look at the salmon links on our blog under the Salmon Header.