A fight for survival against the Yukon

Salmon travel from the Bering Sea, past Whitehorse along the Yukon River for close to 3 000 kilometres to spawn. I still can’t grasp how an animal could swim against the powerful Yukon current for what must take weeks.

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Power of the Yukon River, Whitehorse

Just out of Whitehorse, the Yukon River poured over a weir with a force to be reckoned with. I guess salmon are the creatures powerful and determined enough to beat that force.

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Salmon shute so the fish get by the weir built on the Yukon River

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