Sockeye Salmon are the third most abundant of the Pacific salmon species. Silver and blue-hued while in the ocean, adult spawners typically turn bright red in fresh water, giving them the nickname of “Red” Salmon. Juveniles will remain in or near lakes for 1 to 3 years before migrating to the sea. Unlike other salmon species, Sockeye feed extensively on zooplankton, which they strain through their numerous gill rakers.
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