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Fish out of water: North American drought bakes salmon
« on: December 12, 2023, 11:29:38 AM »

Fish out of water: North American drought bakes salmon

An unprecedented drought across much of British Columbia, Canada, and Washington and Oregon, U.S., during the summer and fall months of June through October could have dire impacts on Pacific salmon populations, biologists warn.

Low water levels in streams and rivers combined with higher water temperatures can kill juvenile salmon and make it difficult for adults to swim upriver to their spawning grounds.

Experts say relieving other pressures on Pacific salmon and restoring habitat are the best ways to build their resiliency to drought and other impacts of climate change.

https://news.mongabay.com/2023/11/fish-out-of-water-north-american-drought-bakes-salmon/
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