Spawning Salmons (鮭魚產卵) on
Vancouver Island in Western Canada
A nice view at Pacific Rim National Park on Vancouver Island in Western Canada. We enjoyed the tour of
beautiful Vancouver Island in western Canada in November 2004 as shown on this web page.
A hiking trail in Pacific Rim National Park on Vancouver Island

Map:Click here to see Google Map showing location of Pacific Rim National Park
湖畔風光,群山環抱,雲霧繚繞,江邊屋舍隱身於雲霧之中,水域遼
闊,清澈湖水映照著山丘倒影,湖上静悄悄,景致青碧秀麗。

Beautiful and tranquil Sproat Lake on Vancouver Island

Map: Click here to see Google Map showing location of Sproat Lake
漫步原始森林。

Woods with moss near Goldstream in Goldstream Provincial Park
清淳幽靜的水晶湖。

Another Lake
We saw large number of mature salmons coming back from Pacific Ocean to their birth places to spawn on
shallow gravel stream in Goldstream Provincial Park. These mature salmons are big, about 2 to 3 feet, and
probably weigh more than 10 pounds each as shown in the following photos:
水淺流急, 河水清澈透明,魚游水中,歷歷可見,百鮭爭流, 河床布
滿細沙和鵝卵石,是鮭魚產卵的地方。

Many Salmons on Shallow River of Goldstream with Gravel River Bed.  This photo is by May Lee
Salmons with Exposed Upper Fins in Shallow Stream
水下爭鬥, 雌鮭魚為搶占合適的產卵地盤會發生爭鬥。

Two (probably Female) salmon are fighting for good nesting spot to lay eggs.
水中爭鬥。

Two (Probably Male) Salmons Making a Big Splash in Fighting (For a Female ?)

On our Alaska trip in August 2009, we saw red (sockeye) salmon, King Salmon and other kinds of salmon at
several places in Alaska as shown on my Travelogue web pages at:

http://
www.shltrip.com/Go_To_See_Alaska_Part_2_Juneau.html

http://www.shltrip.com/Go_To_See_Alaska_Part_3_Skagwayu.html

http://www.shltrip.com/Go_To_See_Alaska_Part_6_Wrangell.html

http://www.shltrip.com/Go_To_See_Alaska_Part_10_Kenai_peninsula.html

http://www.shltrip.com/Go_To_See_Alaska_Part_10B_Kenai_peninsula.html
來啄食死魚的眾多飛鳥。

After they spawned, these large salmon die. Many birds (seagulls, bald eagles, etc.) are here for their annual
feast of salmons. These birds are considered as the clean-up crew to clean out the spawned-out Pacific
salmon. This photo is by May Lee
A bald eagle on a tree near the Goldstream for annual feast of salmon
An immature bald eagle on a tree near the Goldstream – the feathers on the head and the tail do not turn Into
white color until 4 years old
The Pacific salmons swim through some beautiful rivers like this one (Stamp River) and the beautiful Sproat
Lake shown above to reach their birth places to spawn.
However, the Pacific salmon also have to face the challenge of swimming up this Cascade Water Falls on
Stamp River to reach their birth places to spawn. The concrete structure on the right side is part of the fish
ladder described in the following.

Map: Click here to see Google Map showing location of Stamp River Provincial Park
Cascade Water Falls on Stamp River Is a severe test of the strength of Pacific salmons – Only very strong
salmons can swim up such cascade waterfalls. When we stood on the top of the gorge looking down into the
Cascade Water Falls on the Stamp River, the thundering cascade water falls look and sound very powerful,
angry and dangerous as a sharp contrast to the beautiful and peaceful Sproat Lake in a previous picture
Only very strong salmons with
sufficient stamina can swim up this
thundering cascade water falls with
30 feet of vertical drop on the Stamp
River.

Canadian People built a Fish Ladder
on one side to make it easier for
salmons to swim up this Cascade
Water Falls on Stamp River.   This
photo is by May Lee
A view of the upper part of the fish ladder next to the cascade waterfalls

We also saw fish ladders for salmons on
Columbia River in Washington State and in Newfoundland in eastern
Canada.
Bubbling Pool at Bottom of Cascade Water Falls – This photo is by May Lee

A tourist map showing several points of interest to tourists along Highway 4 is available at:

http://
www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/regional_maps/ptalberni.html
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秋高氣爽,數百萬的鮭魚從太平洋回游到它們出生溪流, 溪水悠
悠,清澈見底,眾多鮭魚,急流
比肩穿梭,求偶配對的時期,輕游
慢舞或逆流飛動,神采飛揚, 卵石游魚清晰可數, 蔚為奇觀!。
夢之森林,光影漫步, 美妙自然景觀。
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