14 Facts About Salmon


Salmon are native to tributaries of the North Atlantic and Pacific Ocean .

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Salmon eggs are laid in freshwater streams typically at high latitudes.

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Salmon can make amazing journeys, sometimes moving hundreds of miles upstream against strong currents and rapids to reproduce.

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Salmon not killed by other means show greatly accelerated deterioration at the end of their lives.

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Salmon farming is significant in Chile, Norway, Scotland, Canada and the Faroe Islands; it is the source for most salmon consumed in the United States and Europe.

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Salmon farming leads to a high demand for wild forage fish.

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Salmon require large nutritional intakes of protein, and farmed salmon consume more fish than they generate as a final product.

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Salmon populations have been established in all the Great Lakes.

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Salmon is a source of cholesterol, with a range of depending on the species.

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Salmon flesh is generally orange to red, although white-fleshed wild salmon with white-black skin colour occurs.

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Salmon are not only ancient and unique, but it is important because it is expressed in culture, art forms, and ceremonial feasts.

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Salmon have a much grander history than what is presently shown today.

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Salmon is an important creature in several strands of Celtic mythology and poetry, which often associated them with wisdom and venerability.

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Salmon are central spiritually and culturally to Native American mythology on the Pacific coast, from the Haida and Coast Salish peoples, to the Nuu-chah-nulth peoples in British Columbia.

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