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David Quammen on Kamchatka Salmon

November 15, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Topography of the Kamchatka Peninsula

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“Where Salmon Rule,” naturalist David Quammen‘s piece in National Geographic on Kamchatka salmon is a detailed look at the land “created by nature as if for the very reproduction of salmon.” He covers salmon biology, politics, poaching and culture in a thorough and thoughtful discussion of one of the peninsula’s key species, and seems to fall in line behind the belief that Soviet-era politics might have been better for the fish.

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