Swimming with salmons Located in the province of Quebec, the city of Matane has a river that runs along the edge of town before flowing in the Fleuve Saint-Laurent. It is here that I decided to take a swim. This was an incredibly unique experience because very few opportunities like this arise where you can swim in a river. The river was incredibly clear and gave me a beautiful view of the bottom, so I was able to spot any activity beneath the surface. As I swam further, I noticed a school of fish swimming! It was fascinating to watch them swim in the wild. About Salmons Salmons in rivers are migratory fish species that travel between salt and freshwater environments throughout their lives. They begin their life cycle in freshwater streams, where they hatch before migrating downstream to the ocean, where they spend most of their adult lives. After several years, the salmon will migrate back upstream to their original spawning grounds to reproduce and complete their life cycle. Salmon runs usually occur during the spring and summer months when water temperatures are ideal for spawning activities. During the salmon run, fishermen will take advantage of this migration to

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