7 Interesting Facts About Salmon

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Salmon is important part of human diet because it contains a lot of proteins, vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids. What else do you know about Salmon? You can find some interesting facts below.


1
A female spring Chinook salmon can carry more than 4,000 eggs.

2
The oldest salmon fossil found is 50 million years old.

3
Salmon do not eat any food during the time they swim upstream to spawn.

4
The longest known trip ever taken by a salmon was a Chinook salmon that traveled 3,845 km (2,389 miles) upstream to spawn.

5
When salmon are swimming upstream, they can jump two yards into the air.

6
Most salmons will die as a result of exhaustion after spawning. Small percent of survived salmons will spawn few more time in their lifetime.

7
Salmon are rich in essential vitamins and can decrease the risk of coronary disease and certain cancers.