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The Salmons – the Anti-rapids of river

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River; River Channel and Tributaries; Source of River; River Gorge; Freshwater For Life; Waterfalls; Rapids In River; Torrent Ducks – Live and Find Food in Rapids; Salmons – the Anti-rapids of river; River Meander; Nutrients And Life; Sediments And The Mud; Floodplains; River Deltas; Junction of Rivers; Damage by Rivers; Dams Over Rivers; Spoiling of Rivers

It is hard enough to stay still in rapids, but salmon are great swimmers and acrobats. These fish manage to travel up and down the rapids. Salmon hatch from eggs. After feeding for a couple of weeks, they down the river, making their way over waterfalls and through rapids. They swim the whole course of the river until they reach the ocean, where they stay until they are ready to breed. After breeding, they leave the ocean and go back up the river. This time, the salmon must swim against the strong flow of the water. Atlantic salmon leap over waterfalls up to 9 feet (2.7 m) high. These fishes finish their incredible journey exactly where it started – at the place in the river where they hatched. New salmon are now born, and the adult fish die.

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