Salmon are born in fresh water and most live their adult lives in the ocean. Then they make an incredible upstream journey to spawn (lay eggs) in the same places that they were hatched. Only Kokanee salmon do not make this journey; they live their whole lives in a freshwater stream or lake.
Likewise, is Atlantic salmon really Salmon?
Most farm-raised salmon is Atlantic salmon — the only species of salmon living in the Atlantic ocean — and, because in the wild it is an endangered species, fishing for it is prohibited almost everywhere (certainly in the U.S.) and almost all Atlantic salmon sold in stores is farm-raised.
Subsequently, question is, how long does a salmon stay in the ocean?
Why do salmon die after they mate?
Why do salmon change color and die after they spawn? Salmon change color to attract a spawning mate. Most of them stop eating when they return to freshwater and have no energy left for a return trip to the ocean after spawning.
What is a female salmon called?
A female salmon is called: hen.