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painting of Coho salmon

Gwenn Seemel
Save the salmon, all three genders (Coho salmon)
2012
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches

And some species can’t be described in terms of “girls” and “boys.”

Some male Coho salmon return to the rivers from the ocean to spawn after just two years.  These males are called jacks and, though they are smaller than the males or the females who return after three years, they are mature males whose offspring can be any of the three genders of Coho salmon.

To learn more about the making of this painting, watch this vlog.