If you’ve looked on our menu before, you’ll notice that we have a seafood dish called Atlantic King Salmon. But, if you go to look up information about the species, you might be a bit confused as to what you find. That’s because the species of Atlantic King Salmon doesn’t actually exist! There’s a lot about Atlantic salmon that you wouldn’t have known from first glance. We’ve assembled the most interesting facts below for your enjoyment!
Comparing Atlantic and King Salmon
As we’ve said, Atlantic salmon and King Salmon are two different species. They both reside on different coasts; King salmon is native only to the Pacific, and Atlantic salmon, unsurprisingly, is only native to the Atlantic. There’s a surprising distinction between the two types of salmon that will make you question the name. Believe it or not, Atlantic salmon are actually a lot bigger than their Pacific counterparts! So, King salmon isn’t even the biggest of its species. When it comes to size, Atlantic salmon are the true kings! They also make for a more filling meal.
Atlantic Salmon Use Fish Ladders
Have you ever heard of a fish ladder? If you haven’t, now’s a good time to learn: it’s a makeshift device that is used to help transport migrating fish upstream. It helps them navigate around natural barriers like dams and rocks that might impede their progress. Maintaining their populations is especially important, so we help Atlantic salmon move upstream with fish ladders. Atlantic salmon are considered an endangered species, so preservation through means like these is especially important.
Atlantic Salmon’s Habitat
Atlantic salmon are different from a lot of other kinds of fish in that they don’t have the same habitat for their whole lives. In fact, Atlantic salmon are actually anadromous! If you don’t know what that means, it’s a term to describe fish that migrate from rivers to the sea to reproduce. Atlantic salmon spend the first few years of their lives in freshwater before migrating to salt water later on. This is why mechanisms like the fish ladders are so important; to ensure a safe and complete voyage for the salmon.
Italian Cuisine and Seafood at Bricco
Bricco is the perfect blend of authentic Italian cuisine and some of the freshest seafood on the coast. Located in Boston’s North End, we pride ourselves at giving you the very best of the most popular food options in the neighborhood. We even have an extensive wine and cocktail selection to perfectly pair with your meal! For a dining experience that can’t be beat, make a reservation with us today.