Recently Tri-Cities Prep has expanded its student population to include salmon! A recent study of aqua culture in Human Geography class sparked the interest of freshman student, Marie Hafez. She decided that she wanted to start a Fish Farming Club at Prep to see if they could help with the salmon population in the Tri-Cities. She thought that it would be a fun and fruitful project for her and her classmates. Club members are splitting the tasks of testing the water that the eggs are in 3 times each week until the 200 eggs hatch. Once hatched, the baby salmon will require twice daily feedings and the tank to be cleaned out each week. The goal is to have a high survival rate among the eggs so that they can then be released into the Columbia River in the spring.
Stay tuned to learn how many of the 200 eggs survive to make the journey to their new home!