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Can you please tell me how many miles per day spawning salmon travels from the ocean to its destination? I would like to know how long it takes the salmon to get to the Adams river from the Pacific ocean.
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The actual distance traveled per day by salmon varies from species to species, but in several samples of Chinook, the results were as follows:
(the Chinook were going up the Yukon River, then into different creeks to spawn)
Group 1 - 52 miles/day
Group 2 - 60 miles/day
Group 3 - 47 miles/day
Group 4 - 50 miles/day
All of the numbers from this study are averages.
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