Predators, disease, pollution...oh my! It’s tough in Puget Sound for steelhead. Fortunately, we're able to help while having some fun in the process. Each May, Team #Bothell follows one of the 48 wild steelhead through Survive the Sound. In 2022 we followed our spokesfish, Hank, during its migratory race to survive Puget Sound. Read all about the journey!
What makes a healthy salmon?
Salmon are sensitive to water conditions, which makes them good indicators of water pollution. Salmon need certain conditions to be healthy:
Streamside vegetation and stable steam flows
Cool, clean water with enough oxygen
Clean, loose gravel to protect salmon eggs from predators and allow water to flow through the eggs for oxygen