Oregon Fish/Wildlife Commission Adopts Permanent Rule For Thermal Angling Sanctuaries To Protect Upriver Steelhead, Uses Abundance Trigger

August 13th, 2020

Summer steelhead in the interior Columbia River Basin listed under the Endangered Species Act are in the midst of a down-cycle, with several recent years of extremely depressed returns. Oregon has decided the time has come to reduce angler pressure when these threatened fish seek cold water refuges during their upstream mainstem migration.

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In New Research NOAA Scientists Introduce ‘Thermal Displacement’ Metric Showing How Ocean Heatwaves Shift Habitats

August 6th, 2020

Marine heatwaves across the world's oceans can displace habitat for sea turtles, whales, and other marine life by 10s to thousands of kilometers. They dramatically shift these animals' preferred temperatures in a fraction of the time that climate change is expected to do, new research shows.

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