Salmon and Climate Change: Preparing for an Uncertain Future


Overview on the impacts of climate change on anadromous salmonids and bull trout. Ocean acidification will have a profound effect on fish.

Gordon Reeves
USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station

Producer - Michael Furniss
Videography - Pat McAbery
Technical production - Jeffrey Guntle

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The potential effects of climate change on Pacific Northwest salmonids that live their lives in both fresh and salt water.

Expected effects of climate change on the ocean, including increased temperature, change in the timing of upwelling, and most significantly a decrease in ocean pH which will affect shell-forming organisms.

The need to control exotic species in aquatic and ocean environments.

Options that can mitigate some of the expected effects on salmonids.

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