An adult salmon is now in the ocean free from its spawning ground. Adult salmon spend 1 to 4 years in the ocean swimming and feeding throughout the Gulf of.
Reaching the estuary, an area near the ocean where fresh and salt water mix, the young salmon linger to allow their bodies to adjust to salt water. They feed.
Adult salmon reach maturity usually at years depending on type of salmon and other factors.
The Atlantic Ocean has only one species, the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), while in . There is great excitement when adult salmon return to rivers as many are.
The length of a mature salmon can range from between 20 inches to almost 5 feet. Adult salmon can weigh anywhere between 3 lbs to over.