Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission Volume 2

Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...and on occasions of alarming accidents, as, for example, on the memorable 18th of September, 1881, when the large current wheel, which furnished the whole supply of water for the hatching house, went to pieces, and the Indians saved our seven million salmon eggs by bringing water from the river in buckets from eleven o'clock one morning until foar o'clock the next morning without taking any rest. Indeed, 1 think I may safely say that the white men at the station would have had a very hard time to do their work without the assistance of the Indians, if indeed they could have done it at all, and to make a success of it as they have for ten consecutive years. THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE CALIFORNIA SALMON. Passing now to the salmon themselves, a few words about their characteristics and history may not be out of place. The California salmon was formerly known as "Salmo quinnat." It is now called " Oncorhyncus chouelia.n It is, when prime, a handsome silvery fish, resembling very much in shape and general appearance the salmon of the Atlantic coast of both America and Europe (Salmo salar), except that it has dark spots on its back and sides that do not belong to Salmo salar. The Sacramento salmon, which is the same fish which is found in the Columbia and other rivers on the Pacific corfst in great quantities, averages in weight in the Sacramento Eiver from fifteen to twenty pounds, and is found in that river every month of the year, being in best condition during the three winter months, and in the greatest abundance, probaly, in March, April, and August. When the salmon enter the Sacramento from the ocean they are, as just mentioned, handsome, silvery fish, but they fall off in looks and quality every week after they leave...show more

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  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 376g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236748867
  • 9781236748867