“From Red Eggs to Red and Dead”

Written by on October 19, 2015 in Fish, Marine Life

Over the course of their lives, salmon can travel up to 4,000 miles from the stream where they were born, all the way out to sea, and back home to the exact same spot to spawn, starting the cycle all over again. But there’s a lot more to it than that.

Check out this awesome piece from Squidtoons to follow sockeye salmon from egg to adult:

Courtesy of Squidtoons 2015

Squidtoons is a website dedicated to translating scientific research into infographics and comics.

Head over to their website to see more awesome science as awesome art! And if you’re in the mood to keep learning about salmon, check out the Salmon Cannon comic and the Anatomy of the Coho Salmon.

Copyright © 2015 by Marine Science Today, a publication of Marine Science Today LLC.

About the Author

About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of MarineScienceToday.com. She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .

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