The Department of Fish and Game's Salmon Cam lets you watch the life cycle of silver salmon
ANCHORAGE – Fishing season may be winding down, but you can get a sneak peek of next year’s catch online.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game put its Salmon Cam on its website.
The camera captures real-time video of the eggs in a tank in the ADFG’s office on Raspberry Road.
Biologists collected silver salmon eggs this fall as part of the Sport Fishing Division’s Aquatic Education Program.
This year about 100 schools are Alaska are participating; they collected eggs and are watching the life cycles of the salmon.
“It’s really a cool process to watch them go from a small ball of egg to developing eyes. Then the egg breaking out of the shell and becoming an Alevin, then developing into fry. Those are the stages we’ll get to see in this tank,” said Fishery Biologist Jay Baumer.
The eggs are expected to start hatching in December.
The department will release the fish into local waterways next May.
Click here to view the Salmon Cam.