Researcher: Salmon Exctinction "Not An Abstract Thing"

Speaking to the audience at the Salmonid Restoration Conference in Santa Cruz, California this week, researcher and UC Davis professor Peter Moyles said that, without action, 65 percent of the state’s salmon species would be extinct within 100 years. “Moyle attributes the dwindling number of salmon, from chinook to coho, to excessive water diversions, construction of dams and other changes to the rivers where the fish spawn. Global warming, and its effect on stream temperatures and food supplies, may be another factor.” Kurtis Alexander of Mercury News.

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