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sock·eye salmon

 (sŏk′ī′)
n.
A salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) of northern Pacific coastal waters, having a silvery body with a dark bluish back and small black speckles. Both sexes turn red before spawning. Also called blueback salmon, red salmon.

[By folk etymology from Halkomelem (Salishan language of southwest British Columbia) sthə́qə'y.]
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sock′eye salm′on

(ˈsɒkˌaɪ)
n.
a N Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka: an important food fish. Also called red salmon, sock′eye`.
[1865–70; sockeye, alter. (by folk etym.) Salishan sθə́qəy̓]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sockeye salmon - fatty red flesh of salmon of Pacific coast and riverssockeye salmon - fatty red flesh of salmon of Pacific coast and rivers
blueback salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka, red salmon, sockeye, sockeye salmon - small salmon with red flesh; found in rivers and tributaries of the northern Pacific and valued as food; adults die after spawning
salmon - flesh of any of various marine or freshwater fish of the family Salmonidae
2.sockeye salmon - small salmon with red fleshsockeye salmon - small salmon with red flesh; found in rivers and tributaries of the northern Pacific and valued as food; adults die after spawning
salmon - any of various large food and game fishes of northern waters; usually migrate from salt to fresh water to spawn
genus Oncorhynchus, Oncorhynchus - Pacific salmon including sockeye salmon; chinook salmon; chum salmon; coho salmon
red salmon, sockeye, sockeye salmon - fatty red flesh of salmon of Pacific coast and rivers
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The kokanee salmon is a dwarf, landlocked, freshwater form of the sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) native to the Pacific coast of northwestern North America and northeastern Asia (Scott and Crossman, 1973).
We trek through Cathedral Meadows, bursting with long grasses and wildflowers, and walk along Taylor Creek, where kokanee salmon spawn, to the stillness of Fallen Leaf Lake.
We trek through Cathedral Meadows, bursting with long grasses, wildflowers and trees scorched by lightning, walk alongside Taylor Creek, where kokanee salmon spawn, to the stillness of Fallen Leaf Lake.
"In Idaho, kokanee salmon are a prime forage for big bass," he says.
Most infamously, at Flathead Lake, Montana, the shrimp torpedoed the popular kokanee salmon fishery and helped push the bull trout onto the threatened species list.
Then, you might have come to view the lunker Kokanee salmon and brown trout that migrate up the Deschutes River from the Wickiup Reservoir in September, or the bald eagles and osprey that are enticed by the spawning fish.
In 2007, Colorado experienced a year with particularly low water and warm temperatures, and anecdotal evidence collected by Colorado Parks and Wildlife suggests that an infestation of gill lice (concurrent with these conditions) was likely a primary cause for the decline of the adult, landlocked population of sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka; kokanee salmon) in Elevenmile Reservoir (Park County, Colorado).
Mike Stahlberg / The Register-Guard After brushing the silvery scales from a freshly caught kokanee salmon, Larry Hellwege (right) hands it to his father, Paul, to clean.
When it breaks the surface we see it's a kokanee salmon, the local term for a landlocked sockeye.
(7) When Montana baby boomers were kids, Flathead Lake's prize catch was kokanee salmon, a freshwater sockeye that has virtually disappeared.
The trail is the only access to the lake shore for anglers going after rainbow trout and kokanee salmon and for souls hardy enough to brave a dip in the frigid water.