Millions Of Sockeye Salmon Dead Or Dying In The Columbia River


PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures. “The fish are not looking in good condition,” fisherman Nick Blevins told KOIN 6 News. “Some of them will have lesions on them from the scars they get.” Federal and state fisheries biologists said water that is 5 to 6 degrees warmer is wiping out at least half of this year’s returning population of the cold-water species. Ritchie Graves of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said up to 80% of the population could ultimately perish READ MORE>>>>>>

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