Song of the Salmon is a poetic exploration of salmon behavioral patterns and the significance of mate choice, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Oregon coast and its complex river systems. This short film highlights the intersection of western science and the knowledge of indigenous America, where many tribes have held relationship with salmon since time immemorial.

The film originated alongside the studies of postdoctoral research associate Heather Auld, and professor Michael Banks, principal investigator of the Marine Fisheries Genomics, Conservation, and Behavior Lab. The poem is written and delivered by Luhui Whitebear, an enrolled member of the Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation and the Center Director of the Oregon State University Native American Longhouse Ina Haws.