Friday, November 26, 2010

Foods Gonna Run Out for Our Fish

As if there wasn't enough to worry about for our native fish, researchers watching the warming trend in our ocean are now estimating a change in the 20- to 30-year weather cycle known as the Pacific decadal oscillation, leading to more cooler water. This cooler water will lead to less abundant food for native salmon and steelhead and with competition from hatcheries throughout the Pacific, this will lead to even more dwindling numbers of fish. Read more courtesy of the Seattle Times.


Anonymous said...

Thanks Steelie Mike--interesting article. here's alink to a similar piece

The Average Joe Fisherman said...

Sometimes everything is going to hell in a handbasket. Grab your ankles and FISH!

The Average Joe Fisherman

Apocalypse Now, Steelhead said...

Mike, A shift in PDO to a cooler regime would actually be a huge benefit to Salmon and Steelhead in the Southern portion of the range. Cool water down here means, less stratification, more upwelling and high productivity in the photic zone. It also keeps warm water predators like squid and tunas offshore.