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Salmon

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eggs
What baby salmon live inside before they hatch
alevin
Newly hatched salmon living in its redd
fry
A young salmon that has finished its yolk sac and feeds itself
parr
A young salmon with dark patches that is between the fry and smolt stages
smolt
A young salmon that becomes silvery and migrates to the ocean
spawn
Females reproduce and lay salmon eggs and males fertilize them with milt
gills
A body part that allows fish to take oxygen out of the water to breathe
yolk sac
Food attached to an alevin or newly hatched salmon's body
current
The flow of water moving in one direction
mates
A pair of male and female salmon
spawning ground
Where a salmon goes to spawn
redd
A gravel nest in a stream where a salmon lays its eggs
estuary
The lowest part of the river that meets the ocean.
salmon run
The journey of a salmon to their spawning ground.
migrate
To travel from one habitat to another during a certain time of the year
predator
A bear hunts and is one of these
salmon
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