A coho salmon swims underwater. Arctic-Images/Getty Images
Nearly extinct salmon spawn in the Bay Area for the first time in 18 years
Jan 9, 2022 at 3:35pm
At first, barely visible beneath the rippling waters of Montezuma Creek in Forest Knolls, the bright red tail of a coho salmon suddenly emerged, splashing along the surface as it swam upstream.
The recent sighting by Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN) biologist Ayano Hayes was a milestone for the Bay Area, marking the first time the endangered fish has been spotted in the small tributary of the San Geronimo Valley in Marin County since 2004.