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Rains Bring Endangered Coho Salmon to Marin: Now is Prime Viewing Time to Watch Fish Spawn

For Immediate Release

CONTACT:
Todd Steiner
Executive Director
Turtle Island Restoration Network
Office: (415) 663-8590 ext. 103
Cell: (415) 488-7652
Tsteiner@tirn.net

WHAT: Endangered coho salmon return from ocean to spawn. Watch 2-foot female salmon build nests and lay their eggs, while bright red male salmon battle each other for position to fertilize the eggs and add their genes to the next generation. Following a storm, one can also watch salmon leap the Inkwells Waterfalls.

Arrange an on-camera interview with one of our wildlife biologists and tour the area to capture videos and photos.

WHEN: Now (through the New Year) is prime viewing time!

WHERE: Marin County’s Lagunitas Creek (about five miles West of Fairfax off Sir Francis Drake Blvd). Please contact us for specific location.

BACKGROUND:  California’s largest population of endangered Central Coast coho salmon is located in Marin County, about 30 miles from San Francisco or Oakland, Calif. This critically endangered run of salmon is easily viewable.

SPAWN offers naturalist-led creek walks on weekends now through January and also has a free downloadable map and viewing tips available by clicking here.

To find out about creek walks click here.

Photos and videos available for media use here.

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SPAWN, the Salmon Protection And Watershed Network, is a program of Turtle Island Restoration Network, an international marine conservation organization headquartered in California whose 200,000+ members and online activists work to protect sea turtles and marine biodiversity in the United States and around the world. For 25 years, Turtle Island Restoration Network has mobilized people to preserve oceans, restore rivers and streams, and protect the marine wildlife – from sea turtles to sharks – that call these blue-green waters home. SeaTurtles.org