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  1. chinook, chinook salmon, king salmon, quinnat salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytschanoun

    large Pacific salmon valued as food; adults die after spawning


  1. oncorhynchus tshawytscha

    The Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) is the largest and most valuable species of Pacific salmon in North America, as well as the largest in the genus Oncorhynchus. Its common name is derived from the Chinookan peoples. Other vernacular names for the species include king salmon, Quinnat salmon, Tsumen, spring salmon, chrome hog, Blackmouth, and Tyee salmon. The scientific species name is based on the Russian common name chavycha (чавыча). Chinook are anadromous fish native to the North Pacific Ocean and the river systems of western North America, ranging from California to Alaska, as well as Asian rivers ranging from northern Japan to the Palyavaam River in the Arctic northeast Siberia. They have been introduced to other parts of the world, including New Zealand, thriving in Lake Michigan Great Lakes of North America and Michigan's western rivers, and Patagonia. A large Chinook is a prized and sought-after catch for a sporting angler. The flesh of the salmon is also highly valued for its dietary nutritional content, which includes high levels of important omega-3 fatty acids. Some populations are endangered; however, many are healthy. The Chinook salmon has not been assessed for the IUCN Red List. According to NOAA, the Chinook salmon population along the California coast is declining from factors such as overfishing, loss of freshwater and estuarine habitat, hydropower development, poor ocean conditions, and hatchery practices.


  1. oncorhynchus tshawytscha

    Oncorhynchus tshawytscha is the scientific name for the Chinook salmon, also known as king salmon, which is the largest species in the Pacific salmon genus Oncorhynchus. It is native to the North Pacific Ocean and the river systems of western North America, ranging from Alaska to California. They have a typical lifespan of three to seven years and they play a significant role in the ecosystem as they are a major food source for a variety of wildlife.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Oncorhynchus tshawytscha in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Oncorhynchus tshawytscha in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    (law) the act of substituting of one creditor for another
    • A. substrate
    • B. chin-wag
    • C. subrogation
    • D. mealie

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