Shiretoko | Wildlife


Because of the peculiar land shape, various kinds of sea fish and liver fish live in Shiretoko. Above all the fish living in Shiretoko, salmonidae fish plays an important role to maintain the ecosystem of Shiretoko. In breeding season, salmon climb up the liver for laying their eggs. During this journey, their meat becomes food for many creatures such as owls and eagles, brown bears and foxes. Their corpses make the soil rich so that plants can grow and become rich foods for herbivorous animals. Also, salmon is an important fish for fishing and supporting human life, too.

Fish living in Shiretoko

  • Cod
  • Flat fish
  • Herring
  • Salmon
  • Mackerel
  • Sardine
  • Dolly varden trout
  • and more…