Glaciers Help Explain Suffering Salmon Populations

Type: 
Literature
Publication: 
Harden, Alexandra. Glaciers Help Explain Suffering Salmon Populations. Glacier Hub. 2016.
Year Published: 
2016
Organization: 
Glacier Hub
Description: 

The Nooksack Indians, who live in northwest Washington near the border of Canada, are fighting to save local salmon populations through a variety of innovative measures. Several species of salmon reside in the Nooksack River, which is comprised of three main forks that drain a large portion of the Cascade Range into Bellingham Bay. The salmon of the Nooksack are struggling as waters in the river warm. In response, the Nooksack Indians have turned to local glaciers to help understand and resolve the otherwise unrestricted impacts of climate change.

Category: 
climate change, glaciers, temperature, weather, salmon, stream, river, water, habitat, marine

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