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Contaminants higher in resident blackmouth Chinook

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Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Photo: WDFW
Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Photo: WDFW

Many of Puget Sound’s chinook salmon spend their entire lives in local waters and don’t migrate to the open ocean. These fish tend to collect more contaminants in their bodies because of the sound’s relatively high levels of pollution.

Read the article in Salish Sea Currents.