Coho Salmon Arrive for Spawning
- This video shows the general sequence of coho salmon preparing to spawn.
- The captions indicate the various changes in behavior.
- Of interest is dispite hours and hours of taking underwater videos of coho salmon I never once captured the actual spawning act nor did I ever observe it by watching from above.
- Among salmon the female coho seem to behave somewhat different.
- She may dig several probable nest sites over a fairly large area.
- She may then allow males to approach her and begin selecting specific places to deposite her eggs.
- It seems to be fairly common for the process to get interupted by bears.
- Since coho spawn later than other salmon bears may especially seek them out in order to build up their fat prior to hibernation.