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Chinook salmon

or chinook salmon
A large salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) native to northern Pacific waters and stocked in the Great Lakes, characterized by irregular black spots on the back and tail fin. Also called king salmon, quinnat salmon.

Chinook salmon

(Animals) a Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus tschawytscha, valued as a food fish. Also called: quinnat salmon or king salmon

chinook′ salm′on

a large salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, of the N Pacific Ocean. Also called king salmon.
[1850–55, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chinook salmon - pink or white flesh of large Pacific salmonchinook salmon - pink or white flesh of large Pacific salmon
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, quinnat salmon, chinook salmon, king salmon, chinook - large Pacific salmon valued as food; adults die after spawning
salmon - flesh of any of various marine or freshwater fish of the family Salmonidae
2.chinook salmon - large Pacific salmon valued as foodchinook salmon - large Pacific salmon 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
chinook salmon, king salmon, chinook - pink or white flesh of large Pacific salmon
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They are intended to help reduce fall-run Chinook salmon straying from the Sacramento River.
Located in Northwest Michigan's Lower Peninsula, this facility was constructed in preparation for spawning runs from the previous year's stocking of Chinook salmon.
31 in all coastal streams open to angling for Chinook salmon, hatchery coho, and hatchery steelhead.
Abstract--Recent acoustic tagging of juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in the southern portion of California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta has revealed extremely low survival rates (<1%), possibly due to predation by piscivorous fishes.
Two case studies, one on plankton-herring-baleen whale dynamics and one on Chinook salmon strategic research planning, are presented to illustrate techniques.
The gene construct consists of two parts, namely 1) a growth hormone gene from the Chinook salmon, and 2) a promoter gene from another fish, called ocean pout which switches on the growth gene all-year round instead of only during warm weather.
New York's Great Lakes' waters offer anglers a broad diversity of outstanding fishing opportunities, ranging from fishing for trophy Chinook salmon on Lake Ontario, to winter steelhead fishing on the lower Niagara, to catching a yellow perch from a dock on Lake Erie or the St.
Walt Rosnosky of Great Lakes Rubber caught a 34" steelhead, which qualified for the Michigan Angler Register, and Pete Roeller of Hutchinson Automotive won the biggest fish award with a 14-1/2 pound Chinook salmon.
For example, the mortality rate of Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) is known to be increased by infection from bacteria [1-5], viruses [5,6], and metazoan parasites, [2,4,7-12].
Chum, coho, and chinook salmon, respectively, filled the remainder of the ranks.
It's kind of like an ecologist's Sophie's Choice: Kill sea lions that are gorging on stocks of endangered Chinook salmon, or allow the marine mammals to eat their fill, knowing that it will reduce the number of fish?
In a cozy den high in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, two newborn bears hungrily nuzzle against their mother while, far out at sea, thousands of chinook salmon begin their journey to the headwaters of the Fraser River and their birthplace.