Research: Dams, Altered Environment Have ‘Elicited An Adaptive Response In Snake River Fall Chinook’

Fall chinook salmon emerging from central Idaho’s Clearwater River drainage may begin life under environmental conditions that prompts many to stall their journey toward the Pacific Ocean as juveniles and, as a result, return as adults in higher numbers than fish from other areas of the Snake River basin, according a recently published scientific paper from University of Idaho and NOAA Fisheries Service.

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