Record Breaking Run Pink Salmon 2015 Campbell River, BC

While filming salmon in the Campbell River on Vancouver Island, BC, we were able to swim among a run of Pink Salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha).  While complicated by drought in some areas, the run was record breaking in many parts of the watershed.

We came across a few large dead Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), but the early September run was mostly Pink.

Most of our underwater filming was in the main river channel, but we did make a few visits to the Quinsam Hatchery where the salmon attracted a few local black bears for the easy pickings…

More images can be found in our Pacific Northwest Gallery.

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