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Sammie the Salmon makes it to the ocean


This graphic shows where Sammie the Salmon started out in northern Washington's Winthrop National Fish Hatchery and illustrates the migration route of chinook salmon like Sammie as well as the ocean migration routes of steelhead, in blue, and coho, in orange.

This graphic shows where Sammie the Salmon started out in northern Washington's Winthrop National Fish Hatchery and illustrates the migration route of chinook salmon like Sammie as well as the ocean migration routes of steelhead, in blue, and coho, in orange.

In a social media campaign this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personified an out-migrating chinook salmon from the Winthrop National Fish Hatchery in northern Washington. The agency posted updates on the salmon’s journey on Twitter and Facebook, and today announced Sammie has made it to the ocean. I like the graphic (above) they posted to illustrate Sammie’s journey (over nine dams) and ocean migration route (in red). Here’s what Sammie said today:

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