Read the article “Tracking shows salmon scatter during curcial first weeks at
sea” on page B6 of the Sunday, December 1, 2013 edition of The Seattle Times.
Pre-reading and Vocabulary – Define and then use each term in a setence to
demonstrate your understanding.
1.What have ecologists recently learned about young
2.Why are scientists interested in learning more about
the weeks following salmon entry into the ocean?
3.In what two ways will the new information learned
about salmon during their first few weeks at sea be used by humans?
4.What environmental factors allow for high salmon
5.Name three predators of young salmon.
6.What is a transition zone?
7.What did this study’s findings reveal about salmon
and transition zones?
8.How was data collected for this study?
9.What is the difference between the transmitters and
receivers that were utilized to collect data in this study?
10.State the differences between transmitter and
11.What percent of the salmon initially tagged in this
study were detected when they reached the ocean?
Prompts and Extensions
1.Create a chart comparing and contrasting steelhead
and chinook salmon.First use
information from the article, then expand your chart using outside sources.
2.Create a poster featuring the image of either a
steelhead or chinook salmon. In your poster include the following information…
What is the lifecycle of this salmon?How, where, and when does this salmon reproduce?What does this salmon eat?
How big does this salmon get?What
are some threats to this salmon’s survival?
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