Fish Factor: Could mining mix up Earth's magnetic field and salmons' ability to find their way home?


January 14, 2021

Is it a coincidence that one of the world’s largest mineral deposits is located near the world’s largest sockeye salmon spawning grounds at Bristol Bay? And if the likes of a Pebble Mine removed the bulk of those deep deposits that also create the world’s magnetic field, could it disrupt the salmons ability to find their way home? 

A study, funded by Arron Kallenberg of Homer, founder/CEO of Wild Alaskan Company and a third generation Bristol Bay fisherman, aims to find out.  

“It’s not even been 10 years since we’ve discovered that salmon, sea turtles and other marine specie...

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