Robertson Creek Fish Hatchery Near Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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Robertson Creek Fish Hatchery near Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, British Columbia is a state of the art fish hatchery producing millions of Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Trout yearly.

It was amongst my favourite places to visit in September when we were in British Columbia. Of course, being a zoologist, I love all aspects of the animal kingdom and am especially fascinated with fish and their life cycles.

Here are some photos taken at the Robertson Creek Fish Hatchery. If you go, be alert and watch for bears who frequent the hatchery site looking for a free meal.

Salmon at the Robertson Creek Fish Hatchery
Adult salmon trying to return to the tanks where they began their lives.

Sign at Robertson Creek Fish Hatchery
the lake at Robertson Creek Fish Hatchery
The lake (filled with salmon - see the ruffling on the water surface?) at Robertson Creek Fish Hatchery, BC.

Fish Tanks at Robertson Creek Fish Hatchery
Fish tanks at Robertson Creek Fish Hatchery. When we were there, we saw a young river otter sneaking in around the tanks looking for a tasty morsel.


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Karen Anne Stone
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Jo-Anne:  I often feel like the fish in your first picture when I am trying to go back and visit my birthplace in Cleveland, Ohio.  Some trips are not easy to make... but I keep trying.  Thanks for a really cool, and very interesting post.  Take care...

December 27, 2009 08:12 PM
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Brian Madigan
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Jo,

I was going to comment on your BC trip, however, I did catch the comment "being a zoologist". WOW, that's impressive!

I'm going to follow your 2010 post about animals more closely.

Brian

December 27, 2009 09:22 PM
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Jo-Anne I am not a Zoologist but I would have enjoyed this tour too.  Your photos are lovely.

December 27, 2009 10:22 PM
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Karen Anne,

Your comment reminded me of that song 'Time Passages'......in fact, I have it going through my head right now.
Some trips into the past are very difficult to take....although I think in time, it gets easier.

Jo

December 28, 2009 09:05 AM
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Hi Brian,

lol...my degree is in zoology and genetics. I believe I was a zoologist from the time I was born....

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Jo

December 28, 2009 09:07 AM
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Hi Jennifer,

I think you would have really enjoyed it....it's a fascinating place to visit.

Jo

December 28, 2009 09:08 AM
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Kathy Clulow
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Jo - that little river otter knows a good thing when he sees it. They are very interesting to watch as they dive and fish catching them in their teeth and running back along the shore to their nests to feed the young

December 28, 2009 06:41 PM
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Laura Cerrano
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Jo, I loved seeing this!  The setting is spectacular as well as the fish photos.  We have a very small hatchery not too far from where I live and I've never gone.....I will make it a point to visit!

December 28, 2009 08:29 PM
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Kathy,

I've never watched one, however it does sound like a fascinating show.  The little guy we saw was very young and inquisitive- he kept peaking out at us from behind a metal panel just like a child playing peek-a-boo.

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Jo

December 30, 2009 03:04 PM
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Carole,

You're an animal lover like me, so I think you would really enjoy visiting there.

Jo

December 30, 2009 03:05 PM
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