pink salmon


: a small spotted Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) native to the northern Pacific Ocean and adjacent rivers

Examples of pink salmon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Travel by boat to the Anan Estuary and Wildlife Observatory in the Tongass National Forest (Anan Creek has Southeast Alaska’s largest pink salmon run) and climb to the observation deck overlooking cascading waterfalls. Janice Wald Henderson, Condé Nast Traveler, 7 Mar. 2024 On their second drift, DeGraff dropped an 18/0 circle hook baited with pink salmon and herring into the depths and hooked up right away. Outdoor Life, 16 Aug. 2023 At one time, the river Styx probably supported a small pink salmon run. WIRED, 26 Aug. 2023 But Trident pointed to another factor: Russia catching huge quantities of pink salmon and flooding global markets to fund its war in Ukraine. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Aug. 2023 That reduction in some ways reflects the natural population cycles for pink salmon, which have two-year lives, the report said. Yereth Rosen, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Nov. 2022 Out of sight After waiting 55 minutes to shop, Perkins fills her cart with bottles of water, a toilet paper roll, cans of whole kernel corn, Golden Hominy, green beans, pink salmon and white chicken. Haeven Gibbons, Dallas News, 18 Apr. 2023 That year, a hundred pink salmon found their way to the stream. Lesley Evans Ogden, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Apr. 2023 The total 2022 harvest, including the breakdown among sockeye and pink salmon, was almost exactly what had been forecast by the department this spring. Yereth Rosen, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pink salmon was in 1905

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“Pink salmon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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