@massive Yes I could tell she is African American. Mainly by the way she speaks and the tonal quality of her voice. That is not always the case. Where someone learned to speak determines their sound and way of speaking. The correct word for "you" in that sentence would be "yourself"
@COASTBC Thank you! so it worked like yourself. it's good to know! Yeah it's not always easy for me to tell someone's accent but the way is relatively easier to recognize than other North American accents.
@massive Yes they are clearer to a degree. I can tell someone is from the southern USA for example. I likely couldn't tell you exactly where. In the video the Boston accent was the most extreme to me. I didn't even understand the entire sentence. Rhode island has a very distinct accent which is easy to place. I disagree with the statement that Indiana has no accent. I watched a show following police officers there, just yesterday. To my ear they definitely do.
@COASTBC Yeah southern, New York and Boston accents are said relatively obvious. I can't always tell though😅 But a Massachusetts girl seems clear. Boston and New York accents generally sound similar but I feel like the Boston accent sounds a bit more nasally.(A new york guy in this video sounds more like African American though) Some people in this video say they have no specific accent but it may be like how the first guy says and feels lol
@massive They dig a pit in the river bed and lay their eggs. The male does his part and they both die. The water level can drop while the eggs incubate. The new born fish end up trapped in pools. There are school field trips that go and rescue them. Kids are taught about Salmon ecology in school. This let's them see it first hand and actually make a difference. Ultimately it creates a life long respect for rivers and water ways. On average one in three hundred salmon reach adulthood. Of those only a fraction make it back to their home river. The government has built devices called fish ladders. It gives the fish an easier way to get up stream to their spawning grounds. They build them on sections of a river where low water levels would make it impossible for the fish.
@COASTBC so things about Salmon are kinda parts of the society. But the fact that only one survives out of 300 sounds really tough😅 maybe there is ecosystem balance or something like that. And the thing is like an infrastructure that helps fish do that flow easily?
@massive Particularly in British Columbia, salmon is a big part of the culture. It was the primary food source for most of the native groups. Even today they have fishing rights that only apply to them. 300 to one is high, but without the modern world, it wouldn't be much better. There is a reason each female lays hundreds or thousands of eggs. Salmon simply are closer to the bottom of the food chain. Seals, whales, birds and other creatures will eat them at any size.
@COASTBC I didn't know Canadian salmon that we can get at a grocery store here is caught around the west coast. I personally like having salmon and rice at the same time😍 Yeah natural ecosystem would be kinda brutal😅 but it's nice of the modern society to help them out a bit...
@massive Pacific salmon will come from the west coast or other Pacific Ports, you mentioned Chile as an example. Salmon find slow currents in their spawning river to rest. They spend all their remaining energy trying to get upstream. While they rest they look for females and claim one. They swim beside her until mating. If you are near a spawning river. Simply making noise can cause the males to become protective of their female. They thrash around looking for a fight and often hurt themselves. So everyone is taught from early childhood. When you are near a spawning river, be quiet like a mouse. 😁
@COASTBC Oh so if they find their partner, they hang around with their partner until having sex... it's like platonic love, kinda romantic haha. Yeah we shouldn't disturb them they are supposed to get through a lot of troubles to get there😭 I can respect them. I need to pay more respect when I have them next time🙏
@massive The males chase and fight each other. Bear in mind that they can never stop moving. They are in a constant current. So they have to work just to stay in one spot. Fighting takes more energy still. They react to noises thinking it's either another male or a predator. The females are constantly pursed and harassed by the males. So they too are highly reactive to noise. Because they face all these challenges. Fishing in and around spawning rivers is strictly controlled. Salmon hatcheries catch them in the river and harvest the eggs and sperm. They incubate them and release them back into the river. The Capilano river Salmon hatchery in Vancouver is a fairly big one. You can find it and the suspension bridge online.
@COASTBC so a world of salmon is really competitive. They seem to need to care about a lot of things at the same time. I guess there is also a concept of attractive or unattractive in the world. Being fish isn't like easy peasy. I'm pretty sure I can't survive in the world😭 Yeah they deserve getting some help like that. But so salmon things are actually that huge around Vancouver
@massive Yes, it's very much part of the culture. Cedar smoked salmon or salmon jerky are as iconic here as maple syrup is in Quebec. The Capilano river is not very big, but it is the border between the municipalities of North and West Vancouver. They are on the North shore of the harbor, directly across from the downtown core. The river runs parallel to the Lions gate bridge. It is or was one the bigger suspension bridges in the world. It was actually built by the Guinness family. The same as Guinness brewing company in Ireland. They had property in West Vancouver and were tired of taking a boat into the city everyday. So they built the bridge.😂 It must be nice to have money. In today's dollars that would be hundreds of millions of dollars to build. There is a small mobile home community underneath the bridge on the North side. I had a newspaper delivery route there as a kid. The local native group has the exclusive right to fish the river during spawning. They also are not restricted as to what methods they use to catch them. When the river was low. The boys would move big rocks and make traps for the fish. They had a gaff or a long stick with a very big hook on the end. They would chase down and hook a fish. In one motion they would use the strick to toss it onto the shore. When the water was high. They uses casting Rod's with large weighted hooks. they would cast and then reel in quickly to keep the hook off the bottom. They would snap the pole back hard every so often as they reeled in the line. They would usually hook a fish in the body somewhere and pull it in.
@COASTBC Yeah I think Canadian smoked salmon is popular as a gift over here. And the standard of big and small would be very different in our countries. we have a lot of rivers and aome lakes but most must be very smaller than yours. And the Guinness company is like a beer company? Yeah they are pretty famous here but I didn't know they're Ireland's company! Yeah it might be kinda tiresome to go back and forth between the places but it's crazy to build the bridge😂 But yeah inflation of the recent north American society seems to be noticeable. it must be a good deal to invest the bridge at that time. And so local native people still enjoy fish hunting like that. it would be fun to do these things directly!