Virus could destroy West Coast salmon

Wildlife News

By JOEL CONNELLY November 1, 2011

Salmon advocates have come across what they feared -- what every West Coast salmon fisherman should fear -- in British Columbia's Fraser Valley, not too far from the Washington border.

"It was a beautiful Coho salmon, in first blush of spawning colors ... on the way home carrying the richness of a life at sea, her body shut down infected with a virus her ancestors never had a chance to prepare her for," renowned B.C. biologist Alexandra Morton wrote on her blog this weekend.


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