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How Much for Salmon?

Jul 09, 2018

How much water do coho salmon need? Researchers find surprising answer:  “In California’s small coastal streams, where hundreds of thousands of Coho salmon once returned each year to spawn, most wild populations now barely cling to survival. Habitat loss and intensive water use have pushed them to the brink; now climate change and increasing competition for water resources could send them over the edge.  However, recent research offers some encouraging findings – that juveniles of Coho salmon, an endangered species in California, can survive in creeks where just a trickle of water remains flowing. Since Coho spend their entire first year in fresh water before heading for the sea, it’s critical that their creeks don’t dry out in the summer. ... ”  Read more from Water Deeply here:  How much water do coho salmon need? Researchers find surprising answer

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