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Chum Salmon 

Traits: This salmon species has an adipose fin and an absence of spots on body and fins. All fins, except dorsal, have dark tips.

Habitat: Adults live at sea, but move into fast-flowing fresh-water streams to spawn.

Foods: Copepods, amphipods, squid, crab larvae, young herring, other fishes

Eaten by: Whales, eagles, bears, other fish, humans

Do You Know? Chum salmon swim 2,000 miles (3380 km) up the Yukon River to spawn.

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