Category Archives: Salmon in the Classroom

2013 Salmon Egg Delivery

YBEEP will be picking up salmon eggs from Priest Rapids Hatchery and beginning delivery on Monday, January 7, 2013.  Please be ready to receive eggs by this date. If you are not going to be around on January 7, 8, … Continue reading

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Salmon in the Classroom Tank Set-up ASAP

Please get your salmon tank fully set up & tested immediately and let us know if there are any problems.  We are delivering eggs in early January to nearly 100 tanks this year, spread over 4 counties, and only have … Continue reading

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Releasing Salmon & Reporting

You can release your salmon just before Spring Break if you aren’t going to be able to care for the fish during that time.  Release into the body of water listed on your WDFW Permit.  When you have finished, email … Continue reading

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White foam in your salmon tanks

The white foam you see in your salmon tanks after your eggs hatch is from the dissolving egg shells.  To help clean up the water, skim the empty eggshells out of your tank with a net as much as possible.

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Predicting the hatch date of salmon using temperature units (TU)

When we delivered the eggs they had accumulated approximately 756 Temperature Units (TUs) up until you received them. Fall Chinook salmon eggs need about 900 Accumulated TUs (ATUs) to begin hatching. Subtract 756 from 900. 900-756 = 144 TUs = … Continue reading

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January 2012 Salmon Egg Delivery

Attention: Central Washington Salmon in the Classroom Teachers: Yakima Basin Environmental Education Program expects to deliver fall Chinook salmon eggs from Priest Rapids Hatchery to Grant, Chelan & Kittitas County tanks, signed up with us, on Wednesday, January 4, 2012.  … Continue reading

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New Salmon in the Classroom Information!

We have learned some new information about the salmon in the classroom filter media that will hopefully help us to lose fewer fish this year.  There are three kinds of media in the filters: mechanical (the white pads) which filter … Continue reading

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