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June 21, 2021

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Spawn Till You Die! (Live Webcam)

What’s almost as good as eating them, or catching them?  Obsessively watching them under water, that’s what. This samcam is located underwater in Steep Creek in Juneau, and just might be the best reality TV around. See Alpha Fish collide as they vie for spawning territory. Frigid underwater hookups are challenging enough, but these young coeds live under constant threat of the ultimate mood killer – bears. Watch them spawn until they die!  Tune in 24/7 to witness the copulation, carnage and relationship decay! It’s literally streaming live! *Spawn till you die artwork, of course, is by the inimitable Ray Troll.

Open Thread – “Spawn Till You Die.”

There’s a famous t-shirt in Alaska by the consummate Alaskan artist Ray Troll that says “Spawn Till You Die” with a picture of a skull and crossed salmon.  It’s become an iconic image up here, but it’s just a brutal fact of life for one of Alaska’s most famous species.  They hatch, they swim out to sea, they eat and sleep and swim and do what salmon do.  Then years later, they swim back, aided by the mysterious inner workings of fish physiology, to the stream of their birth and they “spawn till they die.” ‘Tis the season for spawning, in…