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Human disturbances altering sockeye life-history

Cline et al. (2019). Nature Ecology & Evolution 3:935-42.

Human interference in the natural world affects many of the world’s fishes, but anadromous species are particularly vulnerable to anthropogenic disturbances due to their dependence on both freshwater and marine ecosystems.

In the case of Pacific salmon, new research suggests that conditions are changing so rapidly in northern rivers, lakes, and seas as a result of human activity that the life-cycles of some salmon populations have already undergone striking transformations.  Read on.

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