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Sat Aug 17, 2019, 08:57 AM

The water is so hot in Alaska it's killing large numbers of salmon (CNN)

CNN
By Ryan Prior, CNN
Updated 7:23 AM ET, Sat August 17, 2019

CNN)Alaska has been in the throes of an unprecedented heat wave this summer, and the heat stress is killing salmon in large numbers.

Scientists have observed die-offs of several varieties of Alaskan salmon, including sockeye, chum and pink salmon. Stephanie Quinn-Davidson, director of the Yukon Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, told CNN she took a group of scientists on an expedition along Alaska's Koyokuk River at the end of July, after locals alerted her to salmon die-offs on the stream.

...The water temperatures have breaking records at the same time as the air temperatures, according to Sue Mauger, the science director for the Cook Inletkeeper.
Scientists have been tracking stream temperatures around the Cook Inlet, located south of Anchorage, since 2002. They've never recorded a temperature above 76 degrees Fahrenheit. Until now.On July 7, a major salmon stream on the west side of the Cook Inlet registered 81.7 degrees.

...last week the Environmental Protection Agency told staff scientists it would no longer oppose a mining project in Alaska that had the potential to devastate one of the world's most valuable wild salmon fisheries, just after President Trump met with Alaska's Gov. Mike Dunleavy.


https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/16/us/alaska-salmon-hot-water-trnd/index.html
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Reply The water is so hot in Alaska it's killing large numbers of salmon (CNN) (Original post)
bronxiteforever Aug 2019 OP
JI7 Aug 2019 #1
kentuck Aug 2019 #2
bronxiteforever Aug 2019 #4
oasis Aug 2019 #3
bronxiteforever Aug 2019 #5
ProudMNDemocrat Aug 2019 #6
kentuck Aug 2019 #7
Control-Z Aug 2019 #8

Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 08:59 AM

1. that sucks, do the people of the state have any interest in actually doing anyting about it ?

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 09:03 AM

2. It's happening much faster than anyone ever thought....

...even scientists.


If there is no ice to cool the oceans, they quickly become like a sauna and make Earth unlivable. In time, all the oceans evaporate and Earth becomes Mars.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 09:14 AM

4. +1 We are the salmon in the river.

Changing rain fall patterns, global warming, vector borne diseases, weather extremes will make life miserable. Certainly scientists think it is an emergency.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 09:05 AM

3. We await a statement from "Drill, baby drill" Sarah Palin. nt

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Response to oasis (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 09:16 AM

5. The result is "kill baby kill" for wildlife

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 09:27 AM

6. Expect a steep rise in the cost of Salmon in Stores and Resturants...

I eat a lot of it, as it is rich in Omega 3s. Especially the Wild Salmon. I do not like the farmed Salmon.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 09:28 AM

7. Pre-cooked.

Costs a little more.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 01:21 PM

8. This is horrifying.

The world needs to stop business as usual right fucking now and work together to stop this warming. It should come first, before anything else we do. It is time to declare an emergency!

Stupid maggot and his Republican supporters - their greed is killing everything.

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