Sponsors Peter and Rosalie Johnson adopted this salmon for their grandson Bryce who enjoys fishing. Named “Chinook” for his resemblance to the mighty Chinook or King Salmon that are native to the West Coast, he swims around the middle row of the carousel.
King Salmon are large, strong and hard-fighting fish. It is an awesome experience to fish for these wonderful creatures. Our Chinook is bright red with a hooked jaw – signs he is headed upstream to spawn in one of the many Oregon rivers. Each of his scales was individually hand carved to add to the authenticity of the animal. Can you guess how many there are?
A strand of seaweed is caught in Chinook’s mouth. A dragonfly flutters between a water lily on his back and a yellow lotus at his side. Did you notice the frog jumping near Chinook’s tail?