silver salmon

noun

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Examples of silver salmon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Coho salmon, also known as silver salmon, are prized among fishermen and an important indicator species. Rosanna Xia, Star Tribune, "Scientists solve mystery of mass coho salmon deaths," 10 Dec. 2020 Coho salmon, also known as silver salmon, are prized among fishermen and an important indicator species — the canary in the coal mine for coastal watersheds along the northern Pacific Ocean. Rosanna Xia Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Scientists solve mystery of mass coho salmon deaths. The killer? A chemical from car tires," 3 Dec. 2020 The Copper River sockeye run was a flop, as was the chum run statewide, and the silver salmon harvest was down everywhere except Kodiak and Bristol Bay. Elizabeth Earl, Anchorage Daily News, "Bizarre Alaska salmon season winds down short of managers' projections," 11 Sep. 2020 Working the banks of the rivers and lakes nearby, gorging themselves on silver salmon. John B. Snow, Outdoor Life, "A Tale of Two Bears: Hunting Brown Bears in Alaska," 18 July 2016 Coho, also known as silver salmon, now total only about 1% of their historic population along the coasts of California and Oregon. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "Disappointing numbers for annual coho salmon run in western Marin County," 17 Jan. 2020 Coho, also known as silver salmon, were once so plentiful that Miwok Indians used the area as a seasonal fishing village, competing with grizzly bears for the bounty. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "Major push to save Muir Woods salmon run includes creek, habitat work," 10 Dec. 2019 Cordova doesn’t have an overland highway, and many fishermen are still in town for the city’s silver salmon fishery. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, "State announces dynamic pricing for ferries, reveals reduced winter schedule," 6 Sep. 2019 The local school canceled classes five days in a row, and a stretch of the Kenai River was closed for weeks during a peak for trout and silver salmon fishing. Tegan Hanlon, Anchorage Daily News, "‘This town is just exhausted’: Cooper Landing wrestles with aftermath of a summer lost to wildfire," 15 Sep. 2019

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1878, in the meaning defined above

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17 Dec 2020

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“Silver salmon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silver%20salmon. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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