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Warming Pacific may mean poor salmon runs

Updated: June 13, 2006, 12:32 AM ET
By Mark Hume | Toronto Globe and Mail — June 12, 2006

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Pacific Ocean off British Columbia's coast was warmer and drier than normal last year, leading to an increased number of exotic species such as tropical squid, and a reduced growth rate in salmon, according to a new study.

The seventh annual State of the Pacific Ocean report, which was compiled by more than 30 scientists from Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans, predicts poor salmon runs this summer and fall because of poor ocean conditions ...

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