Video: The sockeye salmon's truly 'life-and-death' journey - Maclean's
 

Video: The sockeye salmon’s truly ‘life-and-death’ journey

The sockeye salmon run is something to behold, but it’s also instrically and incredibly linked to the B.C. ecoystem


 

On its own, the salmon run is stunning—thrumming floods of fish pushing against forces of nature and through a gauntlet of challenges in an incredible effort to keep their species going. But those sockeye salmon also represent the engine that fuels British Columbia’s stunning, verdant environment. “It’s a tremendous boost for these ecosystems, for the bears, for the eagles, for all the carnivores and for all the insects,” says Aaron Hill, an ecologist with the Watershed Watch Salmon Society—meaning the salmon’s life-or-death struggle up the Fraser River brings life to others, too. This video explains how:

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