NC Series 3 #5 Sockeye Salmon
Sockeye Salmon. The text on back of card reads: Sockeye Salmon (Onchorhynchus nerka) is one of the five species of Northwest salmon. Salmon can be considered “trout that go to sea,” as they spend part of their life-cycle in streams or rivers and part in salt water. (One subspecies of Sockeye, the Kokanee, migrates not to the salt water but to large fresh-water lakes.) Like other salmon, Sockeye undergo major physical changes as they return to rivers to spawn–one change in Sockeye is a complete color “makeover” to bright red & green.