Copper and Salmon: Not a Good Mix

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A new federal study indicates that copper can interfere with salmon’s ability to smell, a key sense that allows the fish to avoid predators, find mates and navigate, among other behaviors. The study, conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, could have implications for the proposed Pebble copper and gold mine in Bristol Bay, which Trout Unlimited and a diverse coalition of Alaskans opposes.

Anchorage’s KTUU-TV has a story.

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