B.C. by Mastroianni and Hart

B.C.

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  1. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, 2 months ago

    Is her last name Ella?

  2. George Tirebiter

    George Tirebiter said, 2 months ago

    They’re no fun unless they fight back.

  3. The Life I Draw Upon

    The Life I Draw Upon said, 2 months ago

    Like a nerd getting a date for the prom.

  4. Al S.

    Al S. said, 2 months ago

    At least they’re fresh.

  5. A Common 'tater

    A Common 'tater said, 2 months ago

    I love the salmon’s expression in the second panel.

  6. c.davies

    c.davies GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago

    SPOILER ALERT: Don’t tell the salmon that they die as soon as they spawn. One of Ma Nature’s dirty tricks IMO.

  7. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 2 months ago

    The smolts go downstream, spend 3 years at sea (except Jacks, which spend 2), then 89% of the survivors head back to the river system they came from. The average is 11% escapement, meaning that they go to a different river system than the one they were from. One of the more interesting myths is that they always go to the particular stream they started from. They usually try for good water, wherever it is in the river system they came from. Steelhead, unlike Coho and Chinook, will often take risks on worse water quality. One time I was working in a small northern california town and the creek was heavily polluted by the upstream farms. Despite being green with algae almost from the top of the watershed to the shasta river, there was one spot in town where there was clean gravel and that year 3 steelhead tried to make redds there. Tenacious.
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    Don’t know now, but when I worked for NMFS, the record for a fish returning to spawn was 7 times for a tagged steelhead. Troutlike salmonids don’t undergo the changes that Chinook, Coho, Sockey, Pink, and Chum salmon undergo when they return, and so the troutlike ones can return multiple times.

  8. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, 2 months ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Thanks for the interesting info

  9. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Enjoyed reading that.

  10. Weakstream

    Weakstream said, 2 months ago

    Makes me want to go to the basement and tie flies.

  11. milania

    milania said, 2 months ago

    Cute one!!!!

  12. milania

    milania said, 2 months ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    That,s “Sockeye”, Chum!

  13. pierreandnicole

    pierreandnicole said, 2 months ago

    A little privacy please!!!!!

  14. kea

    kea said, 2 months ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    oh, puhleeze.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 2 months ago

    @c.davies

    Just life of that species. Some have the female eating the male, or absorbing into her body etc. Nothing dirty to Nature. Just as is.
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    Keeping them from mating makes sure that fewer salmon survive to mate and lay eggs.

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