Talk:Coho salmon

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What do they eat?[edit]

What do they eat? 75.185.66.16 18:07, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Misidentified picture?[edit]

An anon editor said that the picture on Chinook Salmon is a Coho salmon. Checking both pages, I see that despite the pictures being different, the exact same fish is shown (the spots all match up) so one of them is misidentified. From reading this[1] it would appear that the fish is a chinook (spots on both lobes as caudal fin) and this one is misidentified. It needs expert attention though, and thats not me. I'll leave a note on the other page too. --Bazzargh (talk) 22:55, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

Conflict over status of the Columbia Coho[edit]

According to many sources (for example), the Columbia Coho was declared extinct in 1991 and the Snake Coho was acknowledged as extinct after the fact, although never officially declared extinct. There is no mention of the latter in the article and as to the former it sounds as if they are only endangered. What is the source of this apparent conflict?--Doug.(talk contribs) 13:19, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

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The article states, "Coho salmon live in the salt water for one or two years before returning to spawn. Some precocious males known as "jacks" return as two-year-old spawners. Spawning males develop a strongly hooked snout and large teeth."

If all coho return to freshwater within two years (as the author states), then why would males that return within two years be termed precocious? —Preceding unsigned comment added by JoelPrestonSmithPhoto (talkcontribs) 22:28, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

SPAWN[edit]

I removed the following due to its biased nature:

"Many groups are actively involved in conservation of the coho salmon and their habitat. The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN) has succeeded over the last 10 years in protecting salmon in the San Geronimo Creek and Lagunitas Creek Watersheds of West Marin, California, with a combination of grassroots activism, habitat restoration, policy development and biological monitoring. The San Geronimo Creek and Lagunitas Creek coho are the southernmost stable population in California and account for almost 30% of the state's coho in <1% of the state's designated habitat.[citation needed]"

SPAWN is a very controversial organization in West Marin to say the least and have arguably used the threat of lawsuits against the county to get their way more than "grassroots activism." The request for sourcing, too, has been ignored since October 2008. The paragraph struck me as a SPAWN plant rather than an objective, informative piece. If this paragraph is to be restored, I suggest first a sourcing of the information and second a balanced reference of SPAWN as an organization. D.E. Cottrell (talk) 22:53, 14 March 2010 (UTC)