Effects of Seawall Armoring on Juvenile Pacific Salmon Diets

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Are concrete seawalls actually affecting what salmons eat, and by how much? A University of Washington study shows that it depends on the species, with small chum salmon seeming to be most affected.

The study looked at the diets of young salmon passing through Elliott Bay. Researchers measured the types of prey in the water along armored shorelines and along restored beaches…

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