The Virtual Watershed Video Collection is part of SPAWN's "Salmon Grow on Trees!" environmental education program, supported by Save the Redwoods League. After salmon spawn and die in the redwood forests, their decaying carcasses disperse nitrogen and other nutrients into the forest ecosystem and lead to increased growth of redwoods and other riparian plants. The larger redwoods and dense plant growth in turn sequester and convert carbon from the atmosphere which can be linked to reducing the effects of climate change and helping preserve resources on a global scale. Enjoy these coho salmon videos, and watch for where the "Salmon Grow on Trees!"
The SPAWN camera goes underwater to watch the coho smolts released in the Sam Geronimo Creek after smolt outmigration monitoring in April, 2009.
A short video of this year's Coho hatchlings - from behind the SPAWN office on Lagunitas Creek! ~ By WSP Intern Blaine Vossler
Experience "Hero's Journey" a six-minute multimedia adventure that connects you with the experience of the coho salmon of Lagunitas and San Geronimo Creeks, West Marin County. ~ By Gina Farr, http://www.wildsoundstories.com/.
An overview from Bay Nature on SPAWN and the salmon of the Lagunitas Watershed. ~ By BayNature
A nice long video of a pair of Coho spawning!
River otters on Lagunitas Creek ~ By WSP Intern Kevin Cook
Short video on SPAWN's summer fish rescue efforts. ~ By Alan Dep & Marin Independent Journal
Another video of Coho spawning in Lagunitas Creek.
Returning Coho salmon jumping through the Inkwells at the mouth of San Geronimo Creek. ~ By SPAWN