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Entries from September 2009

Chinook Spawning Begins at Tumwater Falls

September 21st, 2009 by Joseph Peters · No Comments

On Monday September 21, WDFW staff with some help from Squaxin NR staff began spawning approximatly 100 female and 100 male Chinook at the Tumwater Falls Hatchery. An estimated 500,000 eggs were taken and milt from 100 males to Minter Creek Hatchery for fertilization.   Eventually these fertilized eggs will return to Tumwater Falls Hatchery as […]

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Rare catch in Squaxin coho fishery

September 21st, 2009 by Joseph Peters · 1 Comment

Ocean sunfish or Mola mola are a rare find in the Puget Sound. These fish are  generally found worldwide in temperate and tropical seas. They feed primarily on jellyfishes.  Although the photo above is a small Ocean sunfish, they can get up to 2 meters in length and  are known as the heaviest bony fish […]

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Phil Anderson Chosen As Leader of WDFW

September 15th, 2009 by Joseph Peters · No Comments

From Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission Website: Anderson Good Choice to lead WDFW The treaty tribes of western Washington look forward to continuing to work with Phil Anderson as director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). Anderson was named the department’s permanent director Saturday by the nine-member commission….(read more at NWIFC website).

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Tags: habitat · Salmon · Shellfish · Water Quality

Transient Orcas visit Oakland Bay!

September 4th, 2009 by jkonovsky · No Comments

Photos courtesy of Taylor Shellfish staff and Phil Rousseau, a Simpson retiree.  See also:  http://picasaweb.google.com/clharrismeister/Orcas09?authkey=Gv1sRgCMzrlq-HwJngdA&feat=email# .

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