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Increasing the abundance of a threatened or endangered species can deliver large economic benefits

August 16, 2019

A new study provides evidence that increasing the abundance of a threatened or endangered species can deliver large…
Early lives of Alaska sockeye salmon accelerating with climate change

June 5, 2019

An ample buffet of freshwater food, brought on by climate change, is altering the life history of one…
Hot spots in rivers that nurture young salmon ‘flicker on and off’ in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region

May 24, 2019

Chemical signatures imprinted on tiny stones that form inside the ears of fish show that two of Alaska’s…
Slime proves valuable in developing method for counting salmon in Alaska

January 3, 2019

Scientists have published a novel method for counting Pacific salmon – analyzing DNA from the slime the fish…
Salmon may lose the ability to smell danger as carbon emissions rise

December 20, 2018

The ability to smell is critical for salmon. They depend on scent to avoid predators, sniff out prey…
Diverse salmon populations enable ‘resource surfing’ bears to eat tons of fish

July 24, 2018

Research shows that Kodiak brown bears that sync their stream-to-stream movements to salmon spawning patterns eat longer and…
Data ‘listening’ offers a new way to track salmon migration

March 1, 2018

A University of Virginia music graduate student and composer from the Pacific northwest is working with a fisheries…
Dying salmon fertilize waters for their offspring

December 23, 2017

Spawning of salmon is such a peculiar process it‘s been featured in many documentaries and even animation a…
Scientists reel in structure of salmon virus

July 31, 2017

The structure of a protein key to the survival and spread of a virus that affects salmon could…
Scientists study under-appreciated fish with special tag

May 30, 2017

Most people think of salmon jumping upriver to spawn when they consider wild fish in the American Northwest.…
Anomalous ocean conditions in 2015 may bode poorly for juvenile Chinook salmon survival

March 16, 2017

Fisheries managers have been predicting a slightly below-average run of spring Chinook salmon on the Columbia River this…
The golden drool: Study finds treasure trove of info in saliva of foraging bears

November 10, 2016

The rivers and streams of Alaska are littered in the summer and fall with carcasses of tens of…
Salmon trucking success could open miles of historical spawning habitat

September 21, 2016

For the past several years, technicians have been trucking spring Chinook salmon above Foster Dam in Sweet Home…
River ecosystems show ‘incredible’ initial recovery after dam removal

December 29, 2015

A songbird species that flourishes on the salmon-rich side of dams in the western United States struggles when…
Update: Freshwater fish, amphibians supercharge their ability to see infrared light ​​

November 10, 2015

Salmon migrating from the open ocean to inland waters do more than swim upstream. To navigate the murkier…
Freshwater fish, amphibians supercharge their ability to see infrared light?

November 6, 2015

Evolutionary adaptation helps navigation in murky waters Salmon migrating from the open ocean to inland waters do more…
Not just mammoths and bison – Ice Age humans ate salmon too

September 23, 2015

Probably most people like salmon dishes. However, although we know this fish was available in rivers and seas…
Young chum salmon may get biggest nutrition boost from Elliott Bay restored beaches

September 16, 2015

In the midst of ferry boats, container ships and tourists crowding Seattle’s Elliott Bay, young salmon are just…
Research profile: Small salmon, big threat

July 10, 2015

Coho salmon and steelhead trout breed in the streams of Central California that summer turns into trickles and…
The Danish salmon adventure: from nearly extinct to tourist magnet

June 30, 2015

The last weeks of April are the peak season for salmon fishing in the Danish salmon streams, and…
Chemical tags in ear bones track Alaska’s Bristol Bay salmon

May 18, 2015

A chemical signature recorded on the ear bones of Chinook salmon from Alaska’s Bristol Bay region could tell…
Species in the Spotlight campaign brings new focus to NOAA Fisheries’ endangered species conservation efforts

May 16, 2015

NOAA Fisheries announced today a new Species in the Spotlight campaign to focus recovery and public education efforts…
New tool to save salmon: isotope tracking

May 11, 2015

Salmon carry a strontium chemical signature in their “ear bones” that lets scientists identify specific streams where the…
True love makes pacific salmon healthier

March 5, 2014

Salmon can spot their true love across a crowded stream, according to research from a university-industry partnership involving…
Alaska mine could be blocked to save salmon fisheries

March 4, 2014

File photo shows a salmon swimming up a stream in Alaska US environmental authorities made a rare move…
Link confirmed between salmon migration, magnetic field

February 7, 2014

A team of scientists last year presented evidence of a correlation between the migration patterns of ocean salmon…
Animal Magnetism: First Evidence That Magnetism Helps Salmon Find Home

February 11, 2013

When migrating, sockeye salmon typically swim up to 4,000 miles into the ocean and then, years later, navigate…
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