New report suggests waters in NW are cooling, good for salmon
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Mar 10th, 2019 by Keith Worrall 254
Modified Mar 10th, 2019 at 2:09 PM
SEATTLE — The waters in the ocean off the Pacific Northwest are cooling down and that could lead to improved salmon runs. According to the newly released 2019 Ecosystem Status report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the West Coast is shifting from several years of unusually warm condition to “a cooler and more productive regime.”
The marine heat wave nicknamed “the blob” started in 2012 and lasted until 2107, and changed how biologists viewed the ocean’s ecosystem.