Salmon in the Classroom 2010-2011

Mr. Piersons class salmon update

Update 11/30/2010: We started off with 200 eggs in our tank at Sashabaw Middle School, and now there are 195 eggs left. One egg has hatched, and there are others rolling around, that are expected to hatch any day now. So far we have only had to remove 4 eggs. Hopefully, we will see some new fish in our tank soon!  ~Your Salmon Reporters, Delaney, Diana and Jillian

Update 12/7/2010:  Of the total 200 salmon, 188 of them have already hatched! 4 of them are still in their eggs, and the other 8 have died. The hatched eggs are still attached to their eggs, but they are moving around.

Update 12/15/2010:  We had to remove one more fish egg from the tank, leaving us with 192 fish.  All the eggs have hatched, except for one which is in the process of hatching. The salmon have begun to hop around the bottom of the tank, also swimming above the gravel for periods of one or two seconds. Lastly, the class has been noticing the oddly shaped, orange bubble looking sacks on the underside of the salmon.

Update 1/7/2011:  All of the eggs have hatched, and we have about 190 salmon in all. They are all swimming around the tank in one big group. The salmon are about and inch long and still have orange sacks attached to them. ~ Your Salmon Reporters

Update 3/16/2011:  There are about 170 fish left in the tank, and all of their orange sacs are gone.  Most of the fish are swimming in one big group still, but a few are swimming all over the place.  They are about an inch and a half long and a centimeter tall, but they are still growing! ~Your Salmon Reporter

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Mrs. Daniels class salmon update

Update 11/30/2010:  We started off with 200 eggs in our tank at Sashabaw Middle School, and now there are 195 eggs left. One egg has hatched, and there are others rolling around, that are expected to hatch any day now. So far we have only had to remove 4 eggs. Hopefully, we will see some new fish in our tank soon! ~Your Salmon Reporters, Delaney, Diana and Jillian

Update 12/2/2010:  The fish are slowly beginning to hatch.  I had 3 heads that I can see pop out of their eggs.  I have one that is fully hatched.  The kids are so excited.  Here are some more pictures.  It is hard to see the fish that are hatching.  Stop by sometime if you would like.  This is so much fun!

Update 3/16/2011:  A few more salmon have died and there are about 37 fish left in the tank.  They are pretty scattered through the tank and have grown so much since they were eggs!  They are about two inches long now and are fully developed. ~Your Salmon Reporter