Saturday, August 27th, 2011
Bald Eagle Eyeing Sockey Salmon

It’s not just Black Bears that are feasting on sockeye salmon at Steep Creek right now. There are several other species like Bald Eagles that position themselves to get their share of the pie. A Bald Eagle’s life cycle is closely intertwined with salmon that form a mainstay of its diet. Salmon’s impact on terrestrial ecosystems is enormous and results from salmon migratory activities when it moves inland in great quantities thus interfacing with terrestrial life – carnivorous mammals, scavengers such as Bald Ealges, numerous decomposers, and finally, plants.


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