Pacific Salmon Life Cycle

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Pacific Salmon Life Cycle

Identifying the stages of the salmon life cycle.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which choice has the salmon life cycle in the correct order?  (remember a circle has no beginning or end)
    • A. 

      Smolt, adult, fry, alevin, egg, spawning adult, parr

    • B. 

      Adult, spawning adult, egg, alevin, fry, parr, smolt

    • C. 

      Spawning adult, parr, smolt, egg, adult, fry, parr, alevin

    • D. 

      Alevin, smolt, parr, adult, spawning adult, fry, egg

  • 2. 
    Which stage is found in freshwater, has large parr marks, and hunts for its food?
    • A. 

      Smolt

    • B. 

      Parr

    • C. 

      Fry

    • D. 

      Alevin

  • 3. 
    Which life stage is found in the ocean?
    • A. 

      Fry

    • B. 

      Alevin

    • C. 

      Spawning adult

    • D. 

      Adult

  • 4. 
    Which stage is when the salmon lose their parr marks, turn silver, and move into the ocean?
    • A. 

      Fry

    • B. 

      Parr

    • C. 

      Smolt

    • D. 

      Adult

  • 5. 
    Which salmon stage is spelled correctly.
    • A. 

      Allevin

    • B. 

      Aleven

    • C. 

      Alevin

    • D. 

      Aleeevin

  • 6. 
    Which stage finds the salmon starting to hunt for food, leaves the redd, and no longer has a food sack on its belly?
    • A. 

      Adult

    • B. 

      Spawning adult

    • C. 

      Fry

    • D. 

      Smolt

  • 7. 
    What two things change when salmon spawn?
    • A. 

      Size and shape

    • B. 

      Type of salmon

    • C. 

      Shape and color

  • 8. 
    After salmon ______ they die.
    • A. 

      Swim

    • B. 

      Move to the ocean

    • C. 

      Spawn

    • D. 

      Lose their food sack

  • 9. 
    Salmon nests are called:
    • A. 

      Redds

    • B. 

      Reds

    • C. 

      Nests

    • D. 

      Gravel