For those that wondered whether the colour was due to 'artistic license' this spawned out coho male in Morrison Creek shows extra tinting is not required.  Photo by Jim Palmer

For those that wondered whether the colour was due to 'artistic license' this spawned out coho male in Morrison Creek shows extra tinting is not required. Photo by Jim Palmer

Here is the information from the final spawner counts that YER did in Morrison Creek in Nov.  It was a wonderful learning experience for the kids to walk Morrison and learn so much about coho, their spawning behaviour and habitat requirements.  All the best for the upcoming holiday season.

 
November 4, 2010
start: above railroad bridge over Morrison creek mainstem
coho: 3 jacks, 16 male, 5 female
finish: Morrison mainstem by Trib 7
 
start: below railroad bridge over Morrison creek mainstem
coho: 3 jacks, 12 male, 6 female
 
Very active spawning behaviour with all coho observed Nov 4th
 
No coho observed in Nellie Creek 
November 24, 2010
start: above railroad bridge over Morrison creek mainstem
coho: 1 jack, 3 male
finish: Morrison mainstem by Trib 7
 
start: below railroad bridge over Morrison creek mainstem
coho: 2 male, 3 female
finish: about 100m downstream

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