Tiburon Salmon Institute

Rex Grantee Tries Something New to Help Salmon


100,000 young salmon travel to the Golden Gate in a special tank to beat the drought.

Rex grantee the Tiburon Salmon Institute is participating in an innovative program to help young fish survive the stressful conditions caused by California’s current drought — by saving them an arduous trip through dry river conditions.

On April 9, 2014, the first in a planned series of trucks carrying 100,000 young Chinook salmon smolts arrived at the TSI, where the fish were transferred to a specially designed vessel that brought them to the Golden Gate and released them on an outgoing tide into the Pacific Ocean. The next planned release of another 100,000 fish is scheduled for May 9.


Young salmon being transferred to the vessel that will release them into the Pacific Ocean.

Read more about the Tiburon Salmon Institute and its work here.