Aug. 22, 2016
Perhaps nothing binds the land to the sea as deeply as salmon.
In the ocean-going phase of their lives, salmon along the west coast the United States and Canada feed sea lions, sharks, humans and an endangered family of killer whales. In rivers and streams, they nourish bears, birds — and forests. Up to 80 percent of the nitrogen in riverside trees can be traced to nutrients that salmon carried in their bodies from the ocean. Read more…