zombie salmon


spawn of the living dead

the bodies of  migrating  salmon  deteriorate

they rot alive!

During the salmon run, Pacific salmon use up all their energy and literally start to decompose alive.

Hence the spooky term "zombie salmon".

Zombie salmon mortality rate:


Check  out  these Freaky zombie salmon pics!

The salmon's decomposed bodies provide the river system with vital nutrients. And nature's remarkable  cycle of life is complete!