Pink Salmon Run, Sitka, Alaska, August 2013

2013 may be a record year for pink (humpback) salmon.  On August 1 Thousands of Salmon wait for the tide to turn at the mouth of Starigavan Creek before they begin their final fatal swim that holds the promise for the future.

Other pictures taken at Indian River, that is where the fish are spawning in the gravel and the Sitka Sound Science Center Hatchery where they begin the run only to be stopped by bars.  These salmon will donate the eggs and sperm for the hatchery trays.

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