Stafford third graders are proud to announce the arrival of the alevin!
Here’s a peek at the second stage in the life cycle of salmon. The eyed eggs have hatched into alevin with bright orange “lunch sacs” still attached to their bodies. Inside each yolk sac is a mixture of protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. It’s an amazing diet for these tiny alevin! They will not leave the protection of the rocky gravel until their yolk sacs are used up. At that time, they will emerge as fry.
We will watch and observe our newly born alevin over the next month. It will be exciting to note how they grow and gain strength at this stage. We will release them to the Willamette river to complete their journey after this stage is completed. We invite our friends and families to take a peek at our newly hatched alevin located in the aquarium set up outside the Room 2 and 3 classrooms.
What are your thoughts and observations about the alevin that have hatched with their yolk sacs still attached?