Collecting otoliths from sockeye salmon on the Salmon Lake shoreline

Scientist cutting open head of dead sockeye salmon to get otolith (ear bone) for analysis

Detailed Description

Chris Zimmerman removing otoliths from sockeye salmon carcasses on the shoreline of Salmon Lake.  Otoliths are used to read age of a fish and other chemical signatures over time.


Image Dimensions: 2500 x 1875

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Location Taken: AK, US