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Hybrid salmon found in Canada will most most likely be a end result of climate alternate

Salmon found shut to the mouth of the Cowichan river on Vancouver Island are a hybrid species of coho and Chinook, which would perchance indulge in arisen as the timing and residence of their spawning grounds overlapped


23 November 2021

By Jake Buehler

Hybrid. Adult fish.

An adult salmon that is a hybrid of the coho and Chinook species

Will Duguid

Hybrid salmon indulge in emerged shut to Vancouver Island in Canada, perchance attributable to environmental adjustments in the waterways the put they hatched.

Andres Araujo at Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Nanaimo and his colleagues analysed the genes of salmon surveyed largely within the Strait of Georgia, which separates Vancouver Island from the mainland, between 2013 and 2019. They found that samples from what they assumed to be young Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) had strange genetic markers. Extra sampling and …

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