pink salmon

noun

Definition of pink salmon

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

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The pink salmon pool into massive schools just outside stream mouths waiting for streams to have enough water. Washington Post, "Alaska salmon deaths blamed on record warm temperatures," 25 Aug. 2019 The pink salmon pool into massive schools just outside stream mouths waiting for streams to have enough water. Dan Joling, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska salmon deaths blamed on record high temperatures," 23 Aug. 2019 The Southeast Alaska Coastal Monitoring Survey will get $680,000 to help with pink salmon forecasting research. Anchorage Daily News, "Shellfish and seaweed farms are a growing industry in Alaska," 27 Aug. 2019 The pink salmon pool into massive schools just outside stream mouths waiting for streams to have enough water. Dan Joling, chicagotribune.com, "Alaska salmon deaths blamed on record warm temperatures," 22 Aug. 2019 Scientists have observed die-offs of several varieties of Alaskan salmon, including sockeye, chum and pink salmon. Ryan Prior, CNN, "The water is so hot in Alaska it's killing large numbers of salmon," 16 Aug. 2019 Today, the Great Lakes provide unique fishing opportunities for Chinook, coho, Atlantic and pink salmon, attracting anglers from around the world to Michigan. Michigan Wildlife Council, Detroit Free Press, "The story of Michigan salmon: Restoring balance to the Great Lakes," 9 Aug. 2019 Lower Cook Inlet should be ramping up soon, with pink salmon beginning to arrive in the various creeks and bays near Homer. Elizabeth Earl, Anchorage Daily News, "Bristol Bay sockeye harvest blowing away forecast once again," 25 July 2019 Norton Sound residents have reported large numbers of dead pink salmon. USA TODAY, "Glowing rock fight, Statehouse stash, hometown hero: News from around our 50 states," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of pink salmon

1905, in the meaning defined above

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