Published On: Thu, May 28th, 2015

Chinook Salmon Spawning Redd, Canterbury, New Zealand – Video

Chinook Salmon Spawning Redd, Canterbury, New Zealand

This series of videos captures underwater and surface footage of the activity of a pair of Chinook salmon. The jack salmon is close by while hen is busy preparing and covering the redd. Video made by and courtesy of Kevin Belcher.

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Chinook Salmon Parr

This video captures juvenile chinook salmon which have developed from "fry" to become "parr" and are about 40-50mm long. They will remain and feed in the stream until they become "smolt" and large enough to migrate to the sea. The survivors will return to the same stream in 2-3 years time as fully grown adult salmon. Video by Kevin Belcher. Published 27 August 2018

This video captures a pair of Chinook Salmon Spawning in a Canterbury Stream. The jack chases off an intruder from the redd. The eggs laid by the hen can be clearly seen while the jack fertilizes them. The hen then uses her tail to cover the eggs with shingle. Video by Kevin Belcher. 10 May 2018