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The Ones That Got Away -- Students Release Library-Reared Salmon

This month students at Portland’s Boise-Eliot/Humboldt School released 150 baby salmon into the wild.

Salmon in the Classroom program fish release

Salmon in the Classroom program fish release

Michael Clapp/OPB

The salmon came to school as eggs back in January. They hatched and grew in an aquarium in the library.  So the first task was to catch them with a net there.

Students raised the salmon, and then released them  as part of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Salmon in the Classroom program.

OPB’s Michael Clapp followed along for the big release.

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