Like all other Pacific salmon, Sockeye are born in fresh water. However, they require a lake nearby to rear in. Once hatched, juvenile sockeye will stay in their natal habitat for up to three years, then they swim out to sea, where they feed mainly on zooplankton. Breeding males have a distinctive look, developing a humped back and hooked jaws filled with visible teeth. The salmon represents determination and persistence as she is one of Earth's greatest survivors. Look within to see The Great Blue Heron and the Eagle. Also, "She Who Watches" a quiet powerful petroglyph of the mighty Columbia River Gorge. Look for the Ladybug who will bring you good luck and happiness!
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