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Unshifting Salmon

Many thanks to Mike HIrshfield at Oceana for sending along this little piece of good news: Atlantic salmon have returned to the Seine River. After having disappeared for nearly a century due to dams, overfishing, and pollution, hundreds of Atlantic salmon are swimming past the Eiffel Tower this year. The reason? Scientists say it’s simple: cleaner water.

Bonjour! Salmon are back in the Seine…


  1. #1 jim
    August 12, 2009

    Amazing! This just shows how important habitat is to the recovery of fish populations. Did you see the 85 lbs salmon that was found in California last fall:,2933,446686,00.html

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