The water is so hot in Alaska it’s killing large numbers of salmon

This is not good at all

The Extinction Chronicles

(CNN)Alaska has been in the throes of an unprecedented heat wave this summer, and the heat stress is killing salmon in large numbers.

Scientists have observed die-offs of several varieties of Alaskan salmon, including sockeye, chum and pink salmon.
Stephanie Quinn-Davidson, director of the Yukon Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, told CNN she took a group of scientists on an expedition along Alaska’s Koyokuk River at the end of July, after locals alerted her to salmon die-offs on the stream.
She and the other scientists counted 850 dead unspawned salmon on that expedition, although they estimated the total was likely four to 10 times larger.
They looked for signs of lesions, parasites and infections, but came up empty. Nearly…

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2 Replies to “The water is so hot in Alaska it’s killing large numbers of salmon”

  1. Hello SILVERAPPLEQUEEN. I have seen these reports and it is sickening. With all the other damages happening in Alaska including the fires I can not understand the push to spoil more areas by opening more to drilling and extractions. Maybe they realize that using oil is going to diminish as a fuel source so they want to get as much money for it as possible now? Regardless of why, we are killing the very habitat and food sources we need to live. Hugs

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