Water & Oceans

"Drought-Driven Salmon Deaths Could Have Far-Reaching Impact"

"One of the last wild runs of chinook salmon in California is sinking fast amid the four-year drought and now appears perilously close to oblivion after the federal agency in charge of protecting marine life documented the death of millions of young fish and eggs in the Sacramento River."

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 10/30/2015

"Study Shows Extensive Coral Damage Related To BP Spill"

"NEW ORLEANS - Gulf coral damage from the massive BP oil spill is more extensive than previously thought, according to a new study that revealed sick and dying corals in the rich, deep-water environment off the coasts of Alabama and Mississippi known as the Pinnacles."

Source: AP, 10/30/2015

"Climate Change Hurting N.E. Cod Population, Study Says"

"The rapid warming of the waters off New England has contributed to the historic collapse of the region’s cod population and has hampered its ability to rebound, according to a study that for the first time links climate change to the iconic species’ plummeting numbers."

Source: Boston Globe, 10/30/2015


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