Wednesday, November 01, 2006

City Daily Photo Theme: Something That Will Disappear Soon


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Wild Salmon Habitat Is Fast Disappearing. Seattle and Washington state are known for the wild salmon and the salmon fishing fleet located here. The rivers, streams, brooks and creeks the salmon return to to spawn are getting harder and harder to get to and to remain unpolluted. For more information click on the link.

Today, 56 City Daily Photo Blogs from around the globe are featuring a photo on the theme of something that will disappear soon. Please click the links below to begin your photo tour. Remember to gage for time zones when visiting these sites today, November 1, 2006.

1 (Porto ) -2 (Seattle WA USA (Kim) ) 1 (Porto ) -2 (Seattle WA USA (Kim) ) -3 (London, UK ) -4 (Greenville, SC ) -5 (Albuquerque, NM (USA) ) -6 (St Paul Kate ) -7 (ShangHai, China ) -8 (Phoenix, Az ) -9 (Twin Cities, MN ) -10 (Sequim, WA ) -11 (Stayton, OR, USA ) -12 (Bandung (Indonesia) ) -13 (Dallas, USA ) -14 (Stavanger (Norway) ) -15 (Singapore (zannnie) ) -16 (Budapest (Hungary) ) -17 (Paris (France) ) -18 (Tuzla (BiH) ) -19 (Melbourne, (Aust.) ) -20 (Auckland, New Zealand ) -21 (Singapore (Raymond) ) -22 (Dubai UAE (DXBluey) ) -23 (Vantaa, Finland ) -24 (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada ) -25 (St. Paul MN Carol ) -26 (Singapore (Keropok) ) -27 (Delta Colorado, USA ) -28 (Rotterdam (Netherlands ) -29 (Queens, NY (USA) ) -30 (Tenerife (Spain) ) -31 (Santiago (Chile) ) -32 (Nelson, New Zealand ) -33 (( Japan ) ) -34 (Hyde (UK) ) -35 (Sydney (Sally) ) -36 (Manila, Philippines ) -37 (Aliso Viejo, CA (USA) ) -38 (Nottingham UK ) -39 (Brussels, Belgium ) -40 (Sharon, CT (USA) ) -41 (Sydney Australia (Nathalie) ) -42 (Edinburgh, Scotland ) -43 (Evry, France ) -44 (San Diego, CA (USA) ) -45 (Santa Clara, CA (USA) ) -46 (Saarbrücken, Germany ) -47 (Joplin, MO (USA) ) -48 (Indianapolis,IN (USA) ) -49 (Trujillo (Peru) ) -50 (Barcelona (Spain) ) -51 (Berlin (Germany)) -52 (Vancouver, BC (Canada)) -53 (Trier (Germany)) -54 (Houston, TX (USA)) -55 (Joensuu, Finland) -56 (Jakarta, Indonisia)

27 comments:

Sally said...

I came across someone - a Canadian - recently who refuses to eat farmed fish - somethign to do with threats to Canadian salmon stocks.

I don't quite follow the logic. Is there a movement of similar kind there?

Lavender Lady said...

Great shot of a salmon! Is it a King?

Kate said...

Good capture.

Eric said...

PLEASE don't say that's going away! What will I do? As I said on Porto's post, something that's definitely not disappearing any time soon is my stomach...and things like salmon are essential! ;-)

Kala said...

I'm not sure how you managed to pull this off but this is a great shot - you get my National Geographic photo of the day! Awesome action nature shot!!!

Felicia said...

Amazing photo Kim! I'm like Eric - it will be a sad day when salmon disappears.

Vancouver Daily Photo said...

This is something I should have thought of immediately. Great photo.

John - Melbourne said...

Well done Kim, that's an excellent post. This theme day is becoming very interesting, thanks for your take on the theme.

santy said...

Kim, thanks for adding my blog to the link!!

I'm a salmon lover, especially in a sushi! please don't let them disappear!

Ham said...

Farmed salmon is nothing like wild - a sad indictment of ever exploitation

Anonymous said...

dans le lot (departement en france, où j'ais passe une grande partie de mon enfance) il y avait des fermes à truite.
on avait l'impression d'etre des supers pêcheurs ;o))
sujet original pour le theme du mois.

in Lot (department in France, where I board pass most of my childhood) there were farms with trout. there was the impression to be fishing supers; O)) original subject for the topic of the month.

jazzy said...

sad to see it disappear, the same problem in Tuzla (surrounding lake and rivers...).

great post Kim =)

Anonymous said...

:))
i cant see your photo on your blog, so i tried to see it on Eric's help: www.dailyphotoblog.com.
small photo i saw, but lovely salmon!
:))
hope our planet is no more polleted.
..Jing

Anonymous said...

I was just watching Discovery Travel and Living Channel and they were cooking Wild Salmon. It made me so hungry. It's so sad it's going to be extinct.

Grant F said...

lovely shot of salmon...and a real shame if their habitat is being threatened to that extent.

Anonymous said...

its a great post Kim..a unique idea and good to remind us how many things are disappearing...

kaa said...

interesting choice for the theme. a good shot. sad tat lot of things are goin extinct..

Anonymous said...

A great post that keeps us focused on what's important. Beautiful shot, too!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

very sad!

Curly said...

Great photo Kim, and a very important subject too!

Curly's Photoshop

Helen said...

How very sad indeed!

photowannabe said...

I do love salmon. How sad is becoming extinct but I guess that makes me part of the problem since I eat them.

Anonymous said...

Sad to hear it will disappear soon...good that you highlight it here so more people will have a higher awareness to look into environmental pollution issues.

Thank you for your nice comments on mine about November Theme Day!:D I'm glad our mathematics syllabus is being adapted and used all around the world!:)

Great underwater shot and a very meaningful post! :D

Randy said...

Nice shot, very sad though. Thanks for stopping by my site today.

Bill said...

It might also be interesting to know how you go that shot!

Michael said...

Ok, if I was LOST in Seattle, I'd survive perfectly with a little salmon and Tilamook cheese every day. Of course, I couldn't survive without my Seattle Daily Photo though! Great shot Kim.

Kim said...

Thank you to everyone who visited and left comments today. I cannot respond to each individually, but wanted to answer a few inquiries:

No, this photo is not of a King, but either a Coho or Steelhead...more likely the Coho, but I was hoping to photograph a Stealhead as I am told they are very few in number. There were a LOT of King in front of me, but I couldn't get clear shots of them.

It looks like I gave the impression that salmon are going to become extinct, and that's not the case; rather, WILD salmon's HABITAT is being severely impacted by blocked access to rivers and streams and by pollution of the streams. For instance, one neighborhood worked very hard for years to bring back Piper's Creek to a state where salmon would spawn there in great numbers again, and that happened this year, only to be undone suddenly by a mysterious pollution spill in the stream. . .What IS truly seeming to go extinct is the way of life of the fishermen of wild salmon. Wild salmon are decreasing, and farmed salmon's deseases are spreading to the wild populations in some places. Seattle's maritime industries (ship building, cargo, import/export, cruise tourism, fishing, and the like is currently a 5 billion dollar a year economy. Fishing and seafood here is 2 billion of that (salmon, true cod, halibut, oysters, clams, etc.). Just as in the big farm trend of agrobusiness as opposed to the family farms of long ago, commercial fishing has changed radically, and wild salmon fishing is changing with it. Farmed seafood and aquaculture has its problems, one of which is the effect it is having on wild salmon and the lives and livelihood of those who fish for them. It's really hard for private fishing boat owners to make it financially anymore.

Lastly, some of you wondered how I got this shot. While I did earn my scuba diver's certification in college, I didn't have to don a wetsuit and jump in for this shot. This was taken through an observation window at the 21 step Salmon Ladder at the Ballard Locks on the ship canal which leads from the salt waters of the Puget Sound to the inland fresh waters of Salmon Bay, Lake Union, and Lake Washington. I had a real problem in that all the observation windows were covered with brown algae, so I was disappointed that I couldn't get any really clear shots. It is quite spectacular to visit when its peak time of year for the salmon to head upstream. They are huge and magnificent.

Thanks very much for leaving a comment. Oh, and Michael, if you do get lost here. . .you need to try Beecher's handmade cheeses with that salmon. . .it will make you think you are back in Paris ;^)
-Kim