June 14, 2013

Lagunitas Creek, once again


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photo by Donald Kinney

Each visit is always a unique experience, but gosh, you'd think that after 7 or 8 years I would get tired of visiting the same old creek, seeking out the same old ripples and reflections and fast moving water in the morning light.



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photo by Donald Kinney

On Tuesday while looking into this pool I spotted a school of perhaps 50 newly hatched Coho Salmon "smolt" swimming calmly in the shallows. Yes, the population of the endangered Cohos has been making a comeback since rip-roaring floods in 2005 interrupted the normal spawning cycle of the returning 2 year olds. Cohos are still endangered but now there is hope.

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photo (from January 2012) by Donald Kinney


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1 comment:

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Oooo...like that fish foto.

 
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