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Take the Quiz - Know Your Salmon Facts

IN the words of this song, I'm imagining a world in which Salmon are protected and taken care of properly by Human people.

I invite you to imagine a better world for the Salmon — and ALL of us — with me.

Listen/Purchase: The Ballad of the Salmon People

If you haven't read the blog introducing this song, here it is.

TAKE THE QUIZ!
PACIFIC SALMON FACTS

Which of the following are Pacific Salmon species?
Chinook
Chum
Coho
Cutthroat
Pink
Sockeye
Steelhead
None of the above
All of the above

Put the Life Cycle Stages in the right order
Alevin
Adult
Egg
Smolt
Fry

What are the different types of Pacific Salmon Life Cycles?
Spend hardly any time in fresh water
Spend years
2 years
5 years
10 years
Some spawn more than once
All of the above

Which Types of Salmon can be Farmed?
Coho

Chinook/Spring
Chum
Atlantic
Cutthroat

Which Types of Salmon Cannot be Farmed?
Steelhead
Chinook
Sockeye
Atlantic


TRUE OR FALSE — What are 9 Basic Differences between Wild and Farmed Salmon?
 

  1. T or  F   Wild Salmon have 50% more Omega 3 Fatty acids than farmed Salmon.
  2. T or F    Tiny prey fish like anchovies and herring are now being dangerously over fished to meet the growing feed demands of farmed-fish populations.
  3. T or  F   Many farmed fish are being fed genetically modified (GM) corn and soy.
  4. T or  F   Farmed fish adapt well in crowded conditions.
  5. T or  F   Wild fish never catch diseases from farmed fish.
  6. T or  F   Fish farms increase the abundance of ecosystems.
  7. T or  F   Farmed fish feces harm coral reefs.
  8. T or  F   Farmed fish never escape and breed with wild Salmon.
  9. T or  F   Farmed Salmon revenues are able to offset financial costs.

SCROLL DOWN PAGE FOR SALMON QUIZ ANSWERS

Listen/Purchase: The Ballad of the Salmon People

If you haven't read the blog introducing this song, here it is.

 

Sockeye Salmon Spawning

The Ballad of the Salmon People

Salmon, salmon swimming free
In the deep blue sea,
Salmon, salmon swimming free,
Salmon, talk to me.

Salmon said I know a place far, far away,
A place I will return to one day, one day.
But now we swim the salty seas, my clan and I
Until we return to the place where we will die.

Chorus: Salmon, Salmon swimming free. . . .

Far off in the misty hills is the place where I was born
In the gravel of a stream bed one sunny morn.
I wriggled up to the surface to find a charming world —
Singing birds and bracken ferns with green fronds unfurled.

Chorus: Salmon, Salmon swimming free. . . .

There I lived, a small fry, in that clear running brook,
Offspring of the noble, ancient family of Chinook.
Swimming with my siblings here and there,
Survival in those waters demanded greatest care.

Chorus: Salmon, Salmon swimming free. . . .

As we grew we swam down from stream to stream to river
Until we reached the ocean where waves roll and thunder.
Now in these briny waters we’re gathering our strength
For the journey to our home stream will be of great length.

Chorus: Salmon, Salmon swimming free. . . .

And when we’ve reached those waters of our birth
We’ll lay our eggs and die close to the earth —
Far off in those misty hills in the place where we were born
In the gravel of that stream bed one sunny morn.

Chorus: Salmon, Salmon swimming free. . . .

The salmon then will be reborn and reappear
Swimming in the ocean in following years;
And all the humans will be fed and bears and eagles too,
Because we share our precious lives with you.

Chorus: Salmon, Salmon swimming free. . . . x2

© Lark Bowerman 2016

ANSWERS TO THE QUIZ
Info source https://www.psf.ca/learn/species-lifecycle

Pacific Salmon species
All of the above

Life Cycle Stages
Egg
Alevin
Fry
Smolt
Adult

What are the different types of Pacific Salmon Life Cycles?
All of the above

Which Types of Salmon are Farmed?
Atlantic (primarily)

Chinook/Spring (sometimes)

Which Types of Salmon Cannot be Farmed?
Sockeye

Do You Know 9 Basic Differences between Wild and Farmed Salmon?

  1. TRUE
  2. TRUE
  3. TRUE
  4. FALSE — Farmed fish are shown to feel pain and stress in crowded conditions.
  5. FALSE — Farmed fish have been shown to spread diseases to wild fish. Fish farms pollute and damage ecosystems.
  6. FALSE — Fish farms pollute and damage ecosystems.
  7. TRUE
  8. FALSE — Farmed fish sometimes escape and breed with wild Salmon. Their offspring are weakening the wild Salmon gene pool.
  9. FALSE — Farmed Salmon revenues do not offset financial costs. Aquaculture has been deemed both ecologically and economically unstable, with "an unequal trade off between environmental costs and economic benefits." In the US, hidden environmental costs are said to cost $700 million a year, which is half the annual production value of the farms.


Info sources:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/12/21/9-farmed-fish-facts.aspx

http://www.farmedanddangerous.org/salmon-farming-problems/frequently-asked-questions/#difference

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnzqvfpvc7A

 

Listen/Purchase: The Ballad of the Salmon People

If you haven't read the blog introducing this song, here it is.

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