Pink salmon thought to be the winner in climate change roulette

CLO

Future WFF Mod
#2
Here's an interesting article from the Vancouver Sun on how pinks appear to be successfully outcompeting sockeye as the dominant salmon species in the Fraser: http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Hyper abundant pink salmon outcompeting wild sockeye/10050284/story.html

K

Hard to link that to climate change but it's a ok hypothesis. I think it's more about over harvesting the prized sockeye and that gives the lowly pink a leg up in the food chain. Give nature a benefit in one way or another and it will react and take time to regulate.

Sockeye and pinks spawn in different areas of the river and there are 35-70 million sockeye forecast this 2014 run. Maybe try netting a couple million pounds less of sockeye and see what happens. Until then I will worry about more pressing fisheries issues.
 
#5
as a scientist expected to produce peer reviewed experiments etc, I have a hard time with piss poor experimental design, half drawn conclusions etc.
I have a very hard time with any of these "articles" when theres no data or method attached :(

I would love to see some population graphs/ food density data etc etc at the bare minimum
I guess most average americans cant really read graphs and extrapolate data though.
 

CLO

Future WFF Mod
#6
as a scientist expected to produce peer reviewed experiments etc, I have a hard time with piss poor experimental design, half drawn conclusions etc.
I have a very hard time with any of these "articles" when theres no data or method attached :(

I would love to see some population graphs/ food density data etc etc at the bare minimum
I guess most average americans cant really read graphs and extrapolate data though.

This was a Canadian article but yeah. Also saying this was a half drawn conclusion is giving it way too much credit.
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#8
I wonder how they count that many fish. Do they have somebody at a window and saying 1,2,3,4, etc, etc. or is it just a wild ass guess
 

CLO

Future WFF Mod
#9
I wonder how they count that many fish. Do they have somebody at a window and saying 1,2,3,4, etc, etc. or is it just a wild ass guess

They accurately count the fish that pass through dams, but I'm not sure anyone can explain how they make salmon ocean forecasts.