Monday, November 4, 2013

Fact of the Day: Return of Salmon

In folklore, it was said that salmon return to the same place they were born to give birth to the next generation. Modern scientific studies have determined this to be true in most cases. 

23 comments:

  1. It seems an awful lot of effort!

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  2. It's astonishing, isn't it?

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  3. Maybe everyone from our small cowtown are salmon, since they always seem to come back to spit out their eight illegitimate children...

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  4. there is also a song from the chemical brothers named the salmon dance and there they also sing about this fact :) funny

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  5. nice post
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  6. Yes!!!
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  7. Well, there's no place like home! Can't blame them :)

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  8. So much be-littled traditional wisdom is found rich with meaning as science grows up. Thanks, Adam

    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  9. There must be lots of salmon like folk right here in south eastern North Cackalacky.

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  10. It's so amazing that they know to do that!

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  11. I read that when Lewis and Clark finally made it to the mouth of the Columbia River they were starving. Indians were catching salmon in abundance but Lewis and Clark's men believed they'd turn red like the Indians if they ate the red fish. So they butchered a horse and ate that instead. I can relate; not a big fan of salmon.

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  12. It always astonishes me that animals are born with these instincts.

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  13. hooray for modern scientists! finally folklore & science meet.

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