Alaskan King Salmon Disappearing
Significant numbers of Alaskan king salmon have failed to return to spawning grounds this year. This poor return by the salmon follows two years of similar low returns. Biologists speculate that the likely reason for the plummet is a current shift in the Pacific Ocean. But, they caution that there could be other reasons including: food availability, changes in river conditions, or changes in predators. Local residents blame the nets used for pollock fishing that catch large numbers of salmon by accident. For more information on the king salmon, see redOrbit.