Running the Gauntlet- BC Salmon’s Journey to the High Seas

Young salmon exiting the Fraser River are only at the start of a long ocean journey to their maturing grounds in the far north Pacific. But what challenges must they overcome to survive their first weeks at sea, when they are at their most vulnerable? How does their environment – from physical ocean conditions to the plankton productivity that provides the food they need to grow, to human influences – affect how many of them will ultimately make it back to the stream of their birth to spawn?

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