Each day hatchery workers check the ponds for salmon fry that have died (morts). Typically there are a handfull out of the thousands of fish in each pond. The morts are dumped into a pipe that flushes out to the shore where birds, especially eagles, wait for a chance at a bite to eat.
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- The winter quarter bird report for Southeast Alaska is available from the Juneau Audubon website. juneau-audubon-society.org/Birds/Reports/… (1.7mb download) 2 years ago
- Rick and Jen shared some nice photos of river otters from the east side at Baranof Warm Springs. rickandjensblog.blogspot.com/2015/04/river-… 2 years ago
- Much warmer than normal in the Gulf of Alaska this year. Seems like it must have played a role in our warm winter. earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?… 2 years ago