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Sockeye Salmon
Sockeye Salmon
Information
Common Name Red Salmon
Range Northern Pacific Ocean
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Salmoniformes
Family Salmonidae
Genus Oncorhynchus
Species O. nerka
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern
The Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka), also known as the Red Salmon, is a fish in the family Salmonidae commonly found in the Northern Pacific Ocean and rivers discharging into it.

They gain their signature red body and green head when they return to their spawning grounds.

Journey

Sockeye salmon migrate in alaska from the north pacific ocean to the great bear river, but it's dangerous, very dangerous. A salmon school has to watch out for a Grizzly Bear, eagles, and packs of wolves. All these animals hunt salmon for breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner. If the salmon get past all those predators, they will finish their mission so they can lay their eggs. The baby salmon hatch and go to the ocean to grow up and migrate to the river again.

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