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Sockeye Salmon 

Traits: Fish with an adipose fin; lacks definite spots on back and tail; animal (vertebrate)

Habitat: Adults live at sea, but return to freshwater streams to spawn.

Foods: Squid, copepods, crustaceans, insects, other small fish; fry eat insects and other invertebrates.

Eaten by: Seals, whales, larger fish, bears, bald eagles, humans

Do You Know? Sockeye salmon, also known as red salmon, are the most abundant salmon in Alaska.

Special thanks to the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation.

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