Out of 3000 salmon eggs, only 5 or 6 will reach adulthood skagitfisheries.org/7-2/e…
Salmon sushi is NOT a Japanese invention, but... Norwegian. npr.org/2015/09/18/441530…
Bears get tapeworms from eating the salmon. They often extrude from the bear’s backside and can trail behind them for up ten feet. vice.com/en_us/article/d3…
It was first assumed that the sharks in the freshwater Lake Nicaragua were an endemic species, but it was later observed that the sharks were able to jump up and down the rapids of the freshwater San Juan River (which connects Lake Nicaragua and the Caribbean Sea) like salmon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lak…
There is a group of sea wolves on Vancouver Island that can swim for miles and 90% of their diet is seafood. They primarily eat salmon but also forage on barnacles, lams, herring eggs, seals, and river otters. nationalgeographic.com/ma…
Major Mitchell's cockatoo, like most cockatoos, live for a very long time, more than 80 years. This bird is notable for its soft-textured white and salmon-pink plumage and large bright red and golden-yellow crest. Its habitat is restricted to arid and semi-arid inland areas of Australia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maj…
Japan didn't start eating salmon until it was introduced to them by Norway in the 1980's norwayexports.no/norways-…
A Norway TV channel planned to show a reindeer migration nonstop in real time for 168 hours, using drones, antler-cams and snowmobiles. Previous "slow TV" included nonstop knitting, 18 hours of live salmon fishing, and hours of "firewood chopping" discussion followed by live footage of a fire. mnn.com/earth-matters/ani…
Today I learned that in 2014 the US finished it’s largest dam removal in history on the Elwha river in Washington state. The once dammed reservoir of over 100 years, now flows freely and is once again booming with salmon, birds, moose, and even new beaches being formed by sediment! relay.nationalgeographic.…
Japan's love of salmon as a sushi staple is a result of a successful Norwegian marketing campaign in 1986 japantimes.co.jp/life/201…
Trees near rivers with salmon grow three times faster than trees without them - because bears leave their carcasses to decompose on the banks adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm…
Sharks - and all other elasmobranchs - can't smell a drop a blood any better than a salmon. This was in a podcast called 'Science Vs' from June of this year and starts about 13:15 in. There is also a direct link to the study on the podcast's page. gimletmedia.com/shows/sci…
The Japanese never ate salmon sushi until the 1980s when a Norwegian businessman, hired by Norway's government to offload excess salmon, made a deal with a Japanese company to sell the fish in its grocery stores, leading to its popularity today. npr.org/2015/09/18/441530…
There is 1 recorded incident of a fish colliding with a plane. In 1987, a 737 which was taking off from Juneau, AK crossed paths with an eagle, which subsequently dropped its salmon onto the plane blog.alaskaair.com/alaska…
Today I learned of the Diamond Knot. In 1947 it collided with the Fenn Victory off the Washington Coast and sank. The insurance company paid out for the ship and cargo lost, then salvaged the cargo, $3.5 million worth of canned salmon, using vacuum pumps and barges. It was then re-canned and sold. dcsfilms.com/Site_4/Diamo…
Salmon get their pink color from the crustaceans they eat. wildalaskancompany.com/bl…
Researchers at UC Santa Barbara, intending to show how statistics can be used misleadingly, received statistically significant results when scanning a salmon with fMRI to show that it's brain responded differently to photos of different social situations. The salmon was dead. blogs.scientificamerican.…
Blooms of mauve stinger and Muggiaea atlantica jellyfish covering over 10 square-miles will often form in the northern Atlantic. And has on several occasions wiped out entire salmon farms when they happened to cross their paths. irishtimes.com/news/envir…
In Norse mythology, Thor once dressed as a bride and was presented to the giant thrym with loki as his bridesmaid. Thrym got a bit suspicious When Thor ate an entire ox, eight salmon, and many barrels of mead. norse-mythology.org/tales…
Until 1992, the first salmon of the season was delivered to the POTUS as the official β€˜Presidential Salmon’ bangordailynews.com/2012/…
Blaine, Washington had the largest salmon cannery in the world in 1891. Salmon canning was to be the main source of revenue in Semiahmoo until 1980 and the site is now a resort and golf course en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sem…
The Japanese considered raw salmon dangerous, since Pacific salmon was prone to parasites. Norway had too much salmon and decided to focus on teaching Japanese consumers that Atlantic salmon was safe to eat raw. It took ten years for Salmon sushi/sashimi to finally become popular. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Wild salmon flesh is red because of pigments in the krill they eat. It is the same pigment that turns lobsters and flamingos red/pink. If this is not supplemented in farmed salmon, their flesh will be the normal grey of other fish. This is why farmed salmon says, "color added". food-info.net/uk/qa/qa-fp…
Salmon sushi wasn't introduced in Japan until 1995, when Norwegian businessmen convinced Japanese businessmen that Atlantic Salmon was safe to eat raw. implementconsultinggroup.…
Farmed salmon meat is naturally gray, so they are fed canthaxanthin to turn them pink theguardian.com/uk/2003/j…
Salmon sushi wasn't introduced in Japan until 1995, when Norwegian businessmen convinced Japanese businessmen that Atlantic Salmon was safe to eat raw. This was because Norway simply had too much salmon. implementconsultinggroup.…
Raw salmon sushi weren't consumed in Japan before 1995 because the Pacific salmon has parasites. We have to thank a Norwegian for that, Bjorn Eirik Olsen. norwayexports.no/norways-…
Medieval peasants commonly ate what modern times would consider an expensive meal including "artisinal bread" and salmon. youtu.be/WeVcey0Ng-w
Salmonella was named for Dr. Daniel Elmer Salmon, DVM, but the man who actually discovered and named the first strain was Theobald Smith, Salmon's research assistant, in 1885. More than 2,500 subtypes have been identified since then. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Scientists have developed a Salmon Cannon to help fish get over obstacles stopping them from getting upstream to their spawning areas. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Norway's NRK TV channel shows include an 8-hour train ride, a 12-hour knitting show, a 12-hour log fire and 18-hours of salmon spawning. theguardian.com/tv-and-ra…
In England it is illegal to handle salmon in suspicious circumstances en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
The bacteria salmonella was named after veterinary surgeon Daniel Elmer Salmon but the man who discovered it was Theobald Smith, his research assistant, who named the first salmonella strain in his boss's honor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Coastal wolves in western Canada swim between islands and eat a range of seafood including salmon, roe and shellfish nationalgeographic.com/ma…
You would need to eat 18k kg, or 40k lbs of salmon in one sitting to reach the lethal limit of mercury. youtu.be/NJ7M01jV058?t=54…
Seattle-caught salmon found to contain cocaine, antidepressants and pain relievers myscienceacademy.org/2017…
Norway introduced salmon sushi to Japan. japantimes.co.jp/life/201…
That, since the human counterpart isn’t nearly as potent, salmon calcitonin (a hormone that increases bone mass), can be used as a nasal spray to treat osteoporosis (a disease where bone mass decreases, predisposing patients to fractures). ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1…
Salmon is an entire family of fish, not just the one species en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Norway actually introduced Salmon Sushi to Japan nortrade.com/sectors/arti…
Per kilogram consumed, the amount of total Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (including methane) produced ranges from 0.9 for lentils, 1.9 for 2% milk, 2.9 for potatoes, 4.8 for eggs, 6.9 for chicken, 11.9 for farmed salmon, 12.1 for pork, 13.5 for cheese, 27.0 for beef, and 39.2 for lamb. ewg.org/meateatersguide/a…
Today I learned of a man in Fresno, California who developed and passed a 5-ft, 6-inch (1.7 m) long tapeworm after eating salmon sashimi. As sushi and other raw-fish products become more popular, the number of tapeworm infestations has increased, with some worms known to grow up to 50 ft (15 m) long. theguardian.com/us-news/2…
There are sea wolves that live on the coast of British Columbia. They comb the beach for barnacles, herring roe, and beached whales, and some will even even eat salmon. Most of these wolves have never even seen a deer. ngm.nationalgeographic.co…
Salmonella is named after Dr. Daniel Elmer Salmon en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
One of the biggest mafia bosses in Italy was caught while on the run after they made a connection with a woman’s daily shopping and the boss’s food preference. She was always buying the bosses favourite fishes, salmon and sea bream. italyonthisday.com/2016/0…
On March 30 1987, an Alaska Airlines flight taking off from Juneau, hit a Salmon in mid air, apparently an Eagle got scared by the plane and release the salmon from his claws, causing to collide with the aircraft. https://blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-airlines/history/flying-fish/ blog.alaskaair.com/alaska…
Norway introduced salmon sushi to the Japanese nortrade.com/sectors/arti…
The US Department of Energy helped develop the SALMON CANNON, which propels spawning fish some 1700' at 22 mph to get over a dam youtu.be/DxA4dv_PQWs
In Britain it is illegal to handle a salmon in suspicious circumstances mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…
That Irish Mythology Includes a Salmon of Knowledge en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Farmed salmon is naturally gray in color. It ends up pink due to food additives canthaxanthin and/or astaxanthin. wired.com/2004/02/the-15-…
The tiny larvae of freshwater mussels drift around in the water until they are breathed in by a salmon or trout, where they snap onto the fish's gills and steal its oxygen to grow for almost a year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
In 1987, an Alaska Airlines 737 collided with a fish in midair. Today, the company flies a plane affectionately named the Salmon-Thirty-Salmon blog.alaskaair.com/alaska…
Salmon are pink because of their primarily crustacean diet marineharvest.com/en/Corp…
The explorers who discovered the Snake River called it that because they misinterpreted the "S" gesture made by the Native Americans that they found there. What the "S" gesture actually meant was "Salmon". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sna…
Up to 40% of tuna imported to the U.S. from Thailand is illegal or unreported, followed by up to 45% of Pollock imports from China, and 70% of salmon imports. e360.yale.edu/feature/uns…
Farmed Salmon are fed colourings to make their flesh pink, given they don't feed on the natural krill and shrimp they do in the wild en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Salmon return to spawn in the exact same stream where they were born (sometimes even the same section). They can find their way back after years of feeding in the sea, and this is possible due to their incredible sense of smell amongst some other factors. scientificamerican.com/ar…
The most expensive part of farming salmon is feeding them a coloring pellet that does nothing except turn them pink theatlantic.com/business/…
When Salmon P. Chase served as Secretary of the Treasury under Lincoln, he put his own face on the $1 bill so people would recognize him and further his political career. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
There was a 10,000 dollar bill in U.S. currency whose portrait was Salmon P. Chase mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Farmed salmon actually has white flesh because they don't get to eat much krill and shellfish. Salmon farmers add the organic pigment that causes the orange flesh in wild salmon, astaxanthin, to the salmon's feed because consumers are reluctant to purchase white-fleshed salmon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Eagles can sometimes drown when catching salmon, because the average salmon can weigh up to 50 lbs (23 kg) whereas an eagle weighs 15-20 lbs (7-9 kg). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
Farmed salmon are fed artificial coloring to give their meat its classic orange color. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Alaskan salmon fisherman feared Bald Eagles were a threat to the salmon population. As a result more than 100,000 bald eagles were killed in Alaska from 1917 to 1953. baldeagleinfo.com/eagle/e…
It's illegal in the U.K. to handle salmon 'suspiciously' legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/…
There are 336 10,000 USD bills in the world, after they were discontinued in 1969. It had Salmon P. Chase on it. marshu.com/articles/presi…
Neuroscientist Craig Bennet bought a dead Atlantic salmon and did fMRI tests on it. There were enough differences between the brain scan from the dead fish "looking" at human faces and "at rest" to be statistically significant. wired.com/2009/09/fmrisal…
Only saltwater fish drink. Freshwater fish don't drink, they get their water through osmosis. Salmon is the only fish who can do it both ways btw thedailyresearch.com/do-f…
1000s of years of Salmon Husbandry (where Native American tribes in the North West US only kept the smaller fish and released the larger fish) produced larger average fish size and larger population size law.gmu.edu/assets/files/…
Salmon sushi is a norwegian invention norwayexports.no/sectors/…
There was once a species of 9 ft long "Sabertooth Salmon" in the waters of the pacific around 10 million years ago. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onc…
Researchers once did an fMRI study showing that a dead salmon demonstrated brain activity when shown a series of photographs. It was done to point out methodological flaws in fMRI research. wired.com/wiredscience/20…
A traditional native Alaskan dish is called "Stink Heads" which are fermented salmon heads. After the fish are caught, the heads are removed and buried in the ground in fermentation pits for several weeks, dug up, and consumed as a putty-ish mash. culinaryschools.org/cuisi…
Salmon have an incredible sense of smell and can detect just a drop of the water from the river they came from among billions of liters of sea water. abc.net.au/tv/guide/netw/…
That, to show the need for proper protocol in fMRI scanning, scientists successfully measured brain activity in a subject shown emotional photos of people. The subject was a salmon. And it was dead. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
Archaeologists have recreated prehistoric recipes from the Stone Age, such as mussel salmon leek stew served with flatbread and blackberries with honey and nuts openarch.eu/work-packages…
Salmon sushi was actually created by Norwegian man because Norway had to much Salmon in the 80's npr.org/2015/09/18/441530…
There is a concept in Norway called "Slow TV" featuring a 12-hour broadcast of a log fire, a 10-hour show following a train journey from Oslo to Bergen, 18 consecutive hours of salmon spawning, and a 5-day broadcast of a cruise ship travelling up the Norwegian coast. theguardian.com/tv-and-ra…
Wild salmon meat is deeper red than farmed salmon because captive fish eat dry pellets instead of live crustaceans. scienceline.org/2013/09/e…
At birth, Halibut have an eye on each side of the head, and swim like a salmon. After six months, one eye migrates to the other side, making them look more like flounder. At the same time, the stationary-eyed side darkens to match the top side, while the other side remains white. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal…
Baby salmon were evacuated from a hatchery by tanker trucks in anticipation of the collapse of the Oroville Dam. fox40.com/2017/02/09/hatc…
The white stuff seeping out my salmon when it cooks is Albumin, a water-soluble protein that coagulates with heat. youvegottotastethis.myrec…
The use of salmon for sushi was not originally invented by the Japanese but rather introduced to them in the early 1980s by a Norwegian named Bjom Eirik Olson en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sus…
In the UK, it is illegal to handle salmon in "suspicious circumstances" under the Salmon Act of 1986. legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/…
There is a cannon that shoots salmon past river dams so they can spawn. 99percentinvisible.org/ep…
Farmed salmon flesh is gray in color but dyed artificially to look orange seattlepi.com/news/articl…
In a satirical fMRI study, a dead salmon was shown pictures of humans in different emotional states. The authors provided evidence, according to commonly-used statistical tests, of areas in the salmon's brain suggesting meaningful activity. [PDF] prefrontal.org/files/post…
Salmon is generally orange to red because of pigments they obtain from eating krill and other shellfish. If a Salmon stops eating animals containing these pigments then it's flesh will turn white. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Farmed salmon actually has white flesh because they don't get to eat much krill and shellfish. Salmon farmers add the organic pigment that causes the orange flesh in wild salmon, astaxanthin, to the salmon's feed because consumers are reluctant to purchase white-fleshed salmon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
In 1986 the "Salmon Act" was passed in the UK making it "illegal to handle Salmon under suspicious circumstances" now-here-this.timeout.com…
Salmon lay eggs in almost the exact same spot they were born, and most die within days or weeks afterwards en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Since 1986, it s been illegal to handle salmon in suspicious circumstances in Britain metro.co.uk/2015/12/15/sa…
In 2007, a massive ten square-mile pack of jellyfish swarmed a salmon farm, killing its entire population of about 100,000 fish, result in one of the largest zerg rush in nature. reuters.com/article/us-ir…
Salmon sperm contains traces of rare metals like silver that can be used for electronics nature.com/pj/journal/v46…
Poor Paula Radcliffe is less remembered for WINNING the London 2005 Marathon, but for stopping in front of the crowd and TV crew to defecate mid-run. She blamed the incident on her prior meal of grilled salmon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Run…
The Huchen, a fresh water species of salmon, can grow to 4 ft 11 in in length and weigh more than 110lbs. This makes it the largest permanent freshwater salmonid en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huc…
In the UK, it is illegal to 'handle salmon in suspicious circumstances' under the Salmon Act of 1986. legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/…

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