California Heat Wave Threatens Chinook Salmon Survival

Boiling water and babies never mix, but that’s exactly what’s happening to juvenile chinook salmon in California’s Sacramento River. Extremely high temperatures are creating “abnormally hot underwater conditions” that could result in a “near-complete loss” of these young endangered fish, according to CNN.  While unprecedented heat and drought continue to plague the West, the majority of mitigation efforts have been

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It’s Too F*cking Hot: Why You Should Give Fish a Break During This Stupid-Hot Heat Wave

Most of the country is pretty much feeling like a line of ants roasting under some kid’s magnifying glass. But it’s not just humans who are feeling this heat wave. Fish are, too. Extended periods of intense heat coupled with the lack of rain have been drying up reservoirs in California and heating the water in streams, rivers, and lakes

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