In its second year, which was an average flow year, the higher flexible spill operations yielded faster travel time for juvenile salmon and steelhead, fewer collisions by juveniles with turbines and better overall survival through Snake River dams, all while the Bonneville Power Administration actually made some money.
Every fall more than half of the coho salmon that return to Puget Sound's urban streams die before they can spawn. In some streams, all of them die. But scientists didn't know why.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Aquatic invasive species unit in 2020 detected more boats than ever fouled with non-native organisms.
Pathology reports on more than 50 killer whales stranded over nearly a decade in the northeast Pacific and Hawaii show that orcas face a variety of mortal threats—many stemming from human interactions.
Natural resource managers in British Columbia discovered several adult male and female European green crabs on Haida Gwaii this past July. Alarm bells immediately went off for biologists in Alaska.
The October, 2020 annual survey of Coeur d’Alene Lake chinook salmon redds showed a strong spawning run, with the second highest count on record.
During the last several weeks, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game became aware of several separate incidents of hunters illegally transporting whole deer carcasses or deer heads into Idaho from states with Chronic Wasting Disease.
Portland State University researchers and their collaborators at the Quinault Indian Nation and Oregon State University found microplastics in Pacific razor clams on Washington's sparsely populated Olympic Coast -- proof, they say, that even in more remote regions, coastal organisms can't escape plastic contamination.
The pandemic is putting a hurt on the seafood industry, finds the largest study of COVID on U.S. fisheries, which suggests that American fishmongers may flounder – or go belly up – without more government aid.