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chum salmon

A Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) valued as a food and game fish, having tiny specks on the back and large teeth in spawning males. Also called dog salmon.

[Chinook Jargon cam, spotted, striped, from Lower Chinook c'əám, c'əám·, variegated.]
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chum′ salm`on

a Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus keta, with fine speckles above.
[1905–10; chum < Chinook Jargon cam mixed colors, spotted, striped < Lower Chinook c'ə́m(∙) variegated]
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Noun1.chum salmon - a large Pacific salmon with small spots on its back; an important food fish
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
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Another highlight were substantial chum salmon harvests in Southeast Alaska, 11.5 million, and Prince William Sound, 3.5 million," says Rich Brenner, a biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG).
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According to Polley, the restored creek had been supporting runs of the same stocks of silver and chum salmon for years, so releasing the hatchlings to enhance the population there was a perfect fit.
Abstract--Seasonal and annual marine growth of chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) from Fish Creek, Alaska, during 1972-2004 and from Quilcene River, Washington, during 1973-2004 were examined in relation to abundances of chum salmon and pink salmon (O.
It's difficult to explain seeing all the hundreds and hundreds of fish--silver, Bred and chum salmon all in spawning colours, in just inches of water.
A National Marine Fisheries Service biologist's report found that Cayo's actions harmed multiple endangered species, including steelhead, coho and chum salmon, and harmed water quality, Ferguson said.
The spawning migration of chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) consists of several phases: the initiation of homing behavior, approach to the coast, migration from seawater (SW) to fresh water (FW) and upstream migration (Ueda, 2011).
Then the little fish go to sea, and the mergansers are having their babies, the kingfishers are having their babies, and the young coho and chinook, which are much bigger, feed voraciously on these swarms of beautiful little pink and chum salmon that come out of the rivers.