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One of the reasons many of us live in the Pacific Northwest is the natural wonders that amaze us all. On this blog Seattle Times writers and photographers will share their explorations of the natural world from snowcaps to whitecaps. Write us at fieldnotes@seattletimes.com with your own sightings, questions and wonders to share.


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November 14, 2012 at 12:00 PM

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From our friends at The Onion: A new challenge for sockeye

We all know Snake River sockeye face the longest, most arduous journey of any sockeye in the world.

But our friends at The Onion have discovered a whole new challenge for this already put-out fish, climbing 6,500 feet of elevation and crossing a time zone, for Pete's sake, to reach their Idaho spawning grounds.


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From The Onion's sockeye spoof

With apology for some of the language, we couldn't resist.


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