Synopsis by Alice Day
After spending three years in the ocean, the scarlet salmon undertakes a 248-mile journey every four years in order to reproduce. Overcoming many dangerous obstacles including hungry bears, fur seals, killer whales, and the treacherous Hell's Gate Canyon, the sockeye salmon arrive at the Adams River in British Columbia, and after spawning, they die. This salmon run is one of the largest in the world, and each time the event occurs, over 200,000 people come to watch. It is still a mystery how the salmon find their way after so long in the sea. Nature: Miracle of the Scarlet Salmon is suitable for junior high to high school grade levels.
environmentalism, natural-wonders, nature