The tale of fish
The tale that carps jump over the dragon gate and the naked carps leap the dam.
|Dragon dancing of carp in the myths and legends.||Dam jump of Naked carp of the Qinghai Lake.|
The tale of fish.
There has been a fascinating legend that carps in Yellow River would swim to the high Dragon Gate Mountain and those who, risking their lives, could leap the Gate would become dragons and would from then on lead a distinguished life of great reputation. While, now, in the Qinghai Lake of our hometown, there is a similar natural phenomenon: schools of fish are making continuous leaps, longing to jump over the towering dam in front of them to stay in the light waters on the opposite side.They try their best to jump What do they jump for? For turning out to be dragons?
No, it’s not like that, because this is not a legend.
|Just look at these lovely fish, they live in salty lakes, they have no scales, their bodies are smooth and they are called naked carps, also Huangyu.||They grow up slowly, just one tael for a year and only half a kilogram for ten years!And I tell you, the dam leaping is not a legend, it is a natural phenomenon.|
And I tell you, it is a natural phenomenon.
I realized that carps leaped because they wanted to lay eggs in the freshwater lakes on the other side of the damfrom a TV program which I watched several days ago.
And I wonder!
I wonder why these naked carps must lay their eggs in the fresh water on that side. Couldn’t they just do that in the Qinghai Lake?
The Qinghai Lake is a salty lake.
The Qinghai Lake is a salty lake, rich in salt and alkali.
I think it may be for this reason that the lake doesn’t fit the egg laying. The Qinghai Lake is only suitable for the grown-up naked carps while the fresh waters for them to lay eggs.
The freshwater is more suitable for the eggs.
I understand from the internet that the fresh waters surrounding the Qinghai Lake is more suitable for the naked carps to lay eggs because of the low intensity of salt and alkali. Also, due to the particular landform, currents in the river flow in a stimulating way for the egg laying.
Do all the carps succeed in jumb over dam?
Do all the carps succeed in leaping over the dam to lay eggs on the other side?My students, do you think they could make it? If they could, do all the eggs survive and grow up to be little carps?
Yes, the carps could make it. (0)
A few of the carps could make. (4)
- A few of the carps could make.
If so, why not just dismantle the dams so that the carps could lay their eggs favorably?
Apr. 23, 2009
I think it is impossible for all the carps to leap the dam to lay eggs which can grow up and I know from a group of statistics from Qinghai Environmental Protection Net that in recent years, the number of carps in Qinghai Lake is decreasing: 7500 tons of them in 1995 and 5017 tons in 2004. As the quantity of naked carps is reducing, then accordingly, not all the eggs could grow up to adults.
Apr. 23, 2009
For the other reason, I have consulted several materials, according to which, those dams are over two meters high and it is not easy for the carps to jump over them. So I think not all the carps could leap over the dams to lay eggs on the other side.
Apr. 23, 2009