Alaska Salmon Deaths Blamed on Record Warm Temperatures

Add salmon to the list of species affected by Alaska's blistering summer temperatures, including the hottest July on record in 2019.

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Add salmon to the list of species affected by Alaska’s blistering summer temperatures, including the hottest July on record. Dead salmon have shown up in river systems throughout Alaska and the mortalities are probably connected to warm water or low river water levels, said Sam Rabung, director of commercial fisheries for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The department has not quantified past heat-related fish deaths because they tended to…

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