Salmon Cloud Go Extinct Within 50 Years

Posted by on Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Sliced Tuna With Green Leaf Vegetables
According to a new study performed by California Trout and the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences 45 percent of salmon, trout and steelhead species in California could be extinct in 50 years.

The study's authors blame climate change and agriculture as the primary reasons for the likely mass extinction.

Salmon and trout require clean, cold water to thrive. Climate change means that we will see less snow and cold water flowing downstream, where the salmon live. 

Farmers pump water out of rivers. Also waterways become polluted with chemicals from fertilizers and pesticides. For these reasons, agriculture is another major threat.

The Team

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