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Fish Factor: Study details potential changes for Southeast Alaska

 


A changing climate is altering rain and snowfall patterns that affect the waters Alaska salmon call home, for better or worse. A first of its kind study now details the potential changes for Southeast Alaska, and how people can plan ahead to protect the fish.

One third of Alaska’s salmon harvest each year comes from fish produced in the 17,000 miles of streams in the Tongass rainforest. More than 50 species of animals feed on spawning salmon there, and

one in 10 jobs is supported

by salmon throughout the region.

“Global climate change may become one of the most pressing challenges to...



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