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Bright red salmon swimming upstream in shallow water


Salmon are amazing! They are born in fresh water, travel to the ocean, live in salt water, then travel up to 900 miles back to the place they were born to spawn - that is, lay eggs and produce the next generation. How do they do it? Why are they endangered? What are we doing to save them?

The guest scientists for "Salmon" are:

  • Brenda Beckley, Aquatic Education Supervisor, Idaho Department of Fish and Game
  • Jeff Heindel, Fish Hatcheries Supervisor, Idaho Department of Fish and Game
  • Learn more about our guests

Start your explorations here. Check out the interesting facts, links and resources. Send in a question for our experts to answer on our broadcast show. And watch the show on Idaho Public Television or here on the website.

Students can send their questions through email to D4K@idahoptv.org, fax them before the show to (208) 373-7245, or call in live during the program at (800) 973-9800. Students who send in a question are eligible to win a DVD player and DVDs for their classroom. Check out the details!

"Salmon" airs Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 2:00 pm /1:00 pm MT/PT. You can also watch it here on the Web! After the broadcast, come here to watch all our "Salmon"-related video.

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