Wordless Wednesday (06/03/15)


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I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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3 Responses to Wordless Wednesday (06/03/15)

    • This is a rotary screw trap or a smolt trap. It collects coho and chinook salmon fry and smolts (among other aquatic wildlife) and is placed in the stream channel. Based on total counts & mark/recapture efficiencies, we can estimate the population size of outmigrants. This helps determine the health of the salmon run each season, and indirectly, the quality of their habitat. Hopefully this makes sense. Thank you for liking my photos! Have a good night, my friend!

  1. W/o companion piece, the closeup is an owl eye surprised to see me seeing it … delightful. (Not to negate the smolt trap’s true intricacy, of course.)

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