Fish Facts

Take a trip to your nearest lake, river or stream. What lives there? If one of your answers is either “trout” or “salmon,” you’re lucky! Let’s learn more about the biology of these amazing cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates.

By the way, what do those words mean?  Cold-blooded means an animal's body temperature stays the same as its environment (not like humans or other mammals).  Aquatic means "lives in the water" and vertebrate means "has a backbone."  Click the links below to find out more about trout and salmon.  

External Anatomy (outside body parts)
Internal Anatomy (inside body parts)
Salmon Life Cycle (how they live and grow)
Trout Food (what they eat)
Trout Habitat (where they live)
Trout Life Cycle (how they live and grow)
Trout Senses (hearing, seeing, smelling, feeling)
Trout and Salmon Species (lots of different kinds!)

Want to learn more about trout, or read stories about trout?  Maybe you can check out one of these books from your local library!