You know when the salmon and steelhead runs just aren't living up to expectations and someone tells you it's because of ocean conditions? Pretty frustrating, right? The National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration's Dr. Laurie Weitkamp recently conducted a five-week study of the North Pacific to look at all kind of factors from food to water temperature and everything in between to try to get at why certain ocean conditions are so tough on salmon and steelhead. She talks about the findings of that study in this week's Beaver State Podcast.
OPB story about salmon study - https://www.opb.org/article/2022/01/31/oregon-scientist-research-vessel-international-expedition-study-salmon/
A salmon's time in the ocean is a black box -