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Special equipment is used to catch baby salmon in a river. It’s a way of finding out how healthy the fish are, and whether the river in which they swim is dirty or polluted. In spring, they move from fresh river water out to sea. As adults, they return to the river to lay their eggs.
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25 January 2002

Classroom Ideas

This clip provides breadth of study when examining life cycles or habitats. Pupils could watch the clip and note down the main stages of the salmon's life, demonstrating how reliant the fish is on its habitat for food, shelter and reproduction. Further discussion about the importance of protecting such habitats from pollution could be emphasised. Pupils could research other creatures that live and share the river habitat with the salmon and show their reliance on the habitat for survival, thus reinforcing the importance of conservation.

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