Why Do Salmon Swim against the Flow of the Water in a Stream?
According to a History Channel documentary salmon are able to swim upstream because they have powerful tails. As they swim upstream they use their tails to propel them and jump forward. Salmon swim upstream to lay their eggs each year, often returning to the same stream.
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