Survivor Salmon that Withstand Drought and Ocean Warming Provide a Lifeline for California Chinook

October 28, 2021, NOAA Fisheries recovery goals include reintroduction to save the late-migrating fish. In drought years and when marine heat waves warm the Pacific Ocean, late-migrating juvenile spring-run Chinook salmon of California’s Central Valley are the ultimate survivors. They are among the few salmon that return to spawning rivers in those difficult years […]

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