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The Origins of Pacific Salmon Names

The Origins of Pacific Salmon Names

The five common kinds of Pacific salmon have two names. Where did these names come from, and what did Cook Inlet Natives call salmon species?

What Is a Weir?

What Is a Weir?

Historically, a weir is a kind of fish trap, but in recent times, it’s become an aquaculture tool for studying Alaska salmon returns.

The Rings of a Salmon Ear Bone

The Rings of a Salmon Ear Bone

Like the rings of trees, a salmon ear bone can tell a story. Learn how Alaska hatcheries use otoliths to create thermal mark codes.

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