Started on Jul 26, 2013
A live, underwater view of Steep Creek near the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska.
Sockeye salmon moved into camera's view on July 16th. From mid-July through the end of August, the Sockeye salmon enter the creek to dig redds (nests), find mates and spawn.
Cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden (similar to Bull trout) are also in the creek system. Dolly Varden consume any eggs that don't make it into the redd. You can also see Coho salmon fry from time to time.
Adult Sockeye in Steep Creek average 24" in length. Dolly Varden tend to be smaller, around 12-18" in length.
Despite appearances, the creak is only about 18" deep near the camera.
Location of the site: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r10/pla...