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Two different anglers on two different waterbodies, but both in the anadromous zone of the Columbia River basin and both on the same day – July 17, 2017 – say they saw one of the most feared invasive predators in the basin, a northern pike. But, their alleged sightings were quickly debunked … by science.
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NOAA Fisheries has announced 5-year reviews of 17 Pacific Salmon species and 11 steelhead populations listed under the Endangered Species Act.
A new report from the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy, in partnership with the International Arctic Research Center and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, describes major changes in temperature, sea ice, glaciers, permafrost, plants, animals, and oceans the past five years.
Oregon and Washington this week approved some of the last fall fishing of the year for commercial gillnetters and recreational anglers.
Warmer-than-average temperatures are forecast for much of the U.S. this winter, including the Pacific Northwest, according to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center.
The newest marine heat wave off the West Coast that emerged this summer and resembles what became known as “the Blob” of 2014 and 2015 is not as warm and it already is diminishing in strength, according to Nick Bond, Washington State Climatologist.