Monday, August 17, 2009

What caused mega-spike in Columbia River salmon count?

Last week, the single-day record for salmon passing thorough the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River was broken. By a lot. (Spokesman-Review) The previous record of 14,432 (set in 2001) was beaten Wednesday by a jaw-dropping 28,314, then smashed again on Thursday with 34,054. Why? There was a record-setting heat wave a few weeks back that biologists think prompted the surge.

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