Why are Bristol Bay’s Salmon Returns so Strong While Other Regions Struggle?
Bristol Bay’s sockeye run this summer of nearly 66 million was the largest on record. But why that region maintains such salmon strength while others struggle is a mystery. Fisheries further west, for example, are seeing the lowest salmon returns ever.
One factor in play for Bristol Bay could be water temperature.
“Climate warming seems to have actually benefited Bristol Bay sockeye — warmer temperatures, more food, more growth opportunities and they are still in the sweet spot of water temperatures that are still profitable...
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