Each GrafixMat® is a work of art, masterfully laser-engraved on the cork front with a unique and amusing story colorfully illustrated on its flip-side. For a treasured gift or your own personal collection; select one or create a set of 2, 4, 6 or more from 21 themed Collections totaling more than 500 contemporary and fine art designs. Made from eco-friendly recycled cork from Portugal and Spain, yet handcrafted in the U.S.A. GrafixMats® are so artfully designed and intriguing, we've created a hanging hole in the back of each coaster.
All Natural • Durable • Easy Wash • Singles or Sets • Storage Caddies • 4 1/4" Diameter, 5/16" Thick • Green Certified
Image of a Salmon Chinook
The Back Story:
King Among Salmon
Adult Chinooks (also called “king salmon”) range along North America’s Pacific coast, from Alaska to San Francisco Bay. The largest of all salmon species, an adult Chinook weighs up to 40 lbs., often more, and averages 33 to 36 inches in length.
When Chinooks mature, they return to the same freshwater rivers from which they came, traveling many miles upstream to mate, spawn and die. Juveniles (called smolts) stay in the stream of their birth until they migrate to the ocean, returning upstream after several years to breed and spawn.
In rivers and waterways blocked by dams and locks, humans build fish ladders that enable salmon to complete the migration and spawning cycles that assure their species’ survival.