Temperature Rise Could Squeeze Salmon

Science  29 May 1998:
Vol. 280, Issue 5368, pp. 1349
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5368.1349

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A new review of a 40-year database of major salmon surveys examining how fluctuating water temperatures affect the distribution of salmon, conducted by the Japanese, Canadian, and U.S. governments, suggests that modest rises in sea surface temperatures, in line with predictions of global warming over the next half-century, could make this commercially important fish disappear from much of the North Pacific Ocean. The study appears in the April edition of the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science.