Half of Columbia River's Sockeye Run Die From Unseasonably Hot Water
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [CSMonitor] -By Courtney Sherwood, Reuters- July 28, 2015
Unseasonably hot water has killed nearly half of the sockeye salmon migrating up the Columbia River through Oregon and Washington state, a wildlife official said on Monday.
Only 272,000 out of the more than 507,000 sockeye salmon that have swum between two dams along a stretch of the lower Columbia River have survived the journey, said Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife fisheries manager John North.
"We've never had mortalities at this scale," said North...
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