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Watch Salmon Return to Alaska Spawning Grounds in Real Time

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Watch the Sockeyes running via a live camera feed from the USDA Forest Service.

                                                                                                                            Source: Tim Romano / Field & Stream

The Tongass National Forest, U.S. Forest Service has once again placed an underwater camera in Steep Creek near Juneau, Alaska to let people get a glimpse of Sockeye salmon returning to the Tongass National Forest in real time.

Pete Schneider, a fisheries biologist on the Tongass said:

“The overall escapement, or numbers of fish that reach the spawning grounds, for Steep Creek sockeye varies from year to year. An average run would be considered 1,000 fish. We have seen it as low as 350 and as high as 4,000. So many factors can contribute to run size. It’s difficult to predict. So keep watching,”

Sockeye Salmon arrive in Steep Creek around mid-July Cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden (similar to Bull trout) are also in the creek. The camera will be in place throughout the month of August when the fish runs dwindle and the late summer/early fall rains make it impossible to see.


The live feed is appended below, or visit the USDA YouTube channel by clicking HERE





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