And the sperm cells in the dish consistently swam upstream
, the researchers discovered.
Water gushed and thundered ever more loudly as I swam upstream
against the current, shafts of light filtered down from the high roof, and as the channel deepened and the water churned I understood how Jonah felt after being swallowed by the whale.
The union's preservation efforts through establishing spawning grounds and a fish sanctuary for ayu -- which spawn in rivers late in autumn, descend to the sea and swim upstream early in spring -- paid off, as about three million ayu swam upstream
in the river from Tosa Bay off Kochi Prefecture in spring 2004.
The fish then swam upstream
to a tributary, the East Fork Bull River, where they spawned, mixing with other bull trout that had resided in the Cabinet Gorge Reservoir throughout their lives.
As my boyfriend and I headed to the charming town of Campbell River, Canada, on Vancouver Island, the self-proclaimed salmon capital of the world, we pondered the existential question posed by the futility of the salmon's life journey: We were there to snorkel downstream as the salmon swam upstream
on their Sisyphean voyage to spawn and then die in the same place they were hatched.
I used to sit in my room and hear them thrashing in the water as they swam upstream
," Carkeek says.
He planned to mail it to an executive who was planning a gold-mining operation that would poison the clear water of the Blackfoot River and the big trout that swam upstream