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Learn About Salmon at Bellingham Public Library

Thanks to a partnership with the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA), the public can watch chum salmon eggs transform into alevin and fry in a 55-gallon aquarium at the Bellingham Public Library Children’s Department in February and March 2024.

Over the next two months, the Children’s Library offers an opportunity to watch the salmon grow, attend salmon-themed events and do lots of reading about salmon life-cycles. Then the salmon will be released into Whatcom Creek in a public event on March 30.

Salmon Hatching Live Stream

Watch a live stream of the Library’s chum salmon eggs anytime, 24 hours/day, from a special camera inside the tank. Click on the link below to view.

Children’s Salmon Events

Salmon Eggs Welcome!

Salmon-themed Time for Tales

Thursday, February 29
1:30 – 2:15 p.m.
Dodson Room, Central Library

For children ages 5 – 9 with families welcome. Join us for a special salmon-themed storytime with NSEA. Enjoy fun stories, songs and a craft.

Salmon-themed Preschool Storytime

Thursday, February 29 
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Dodson Room, Central Library

For children ages 3 – 5 with an adult partner. Join us for a special salmon-themed storytime with NSEA featuring fun and engaging stories, songs, and fingerplays.

Salmon Restoration

Did you know that the City of Bellingham has a restoration program focused on restoring habitat and improving water quality for fish and wildlife? Learn more at cob.org/habitat.