Researchers: 2008 Holds Promise for Anadromous Fish in Pacific Northwest

Oregon State University scientists say they’ve discovered the highest number of juvenile chinook salmon in coastal northwest waters since they began sampling more than a decade ago. They suggest that the coldest water the region has seen since 1955 drew more biomass into local waters. “Ocean conditions during 2008 for many fish species in the Pacific Northwest, including chinook salmon, were greatly improved because of a huge cold water influx that settled in across much of the northern Pacific Ocean – a phenomenon not seen on this scale in years.” (First seen on Moldy Chum.)

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