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Heat stress that killed thousands of salmon in Alaska is a sign of things to come, scientist warns


August 26, 2019

Wolf tracks leading up to a salmon carcass. Peter Westley of the University of Alaska Fairbanks says the animals probably walked up to the fish to smell it then left it without touching it. (Submitted by Peter Westley)

Scientists believe heat stress killed thousands of salmon in an Alaskan river last month.

From July 7 to 11, communities along the Koyukuk River experienced sustained air temperatures of over 30 C, well above the seasonal average highs of less than 20 C.


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