Types of Salmon
Pacific salmon die shortly after spawning, while Atlantic salmon may survive and spawn again. There are seven species of Pacific salmon. (Note: Only the following five species are readily available in the U.S. market: Chinook, Sockeye, Coho, Chum and Pink.)
Some information adapted from the following sources: On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee, Food Lover’s Companion by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Wikipedia.com.