FRESNO (AP) — Scientists are seeing promising signs that salmon can thrive in a restored California river.
The Fresno Bee reports Chinook salmon successfully spawned, laying eggs in the San Joaquin River that incubated and hatched into tiny fry as the sexually mature fish died, part of the species’ unusual life cycle.READ MORE: 1 Person In Custody After Man Found Dead In Sacramento County
Biologists working with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s San Joaquin River Restoration Project began catching the juvenile fish in traps in November and December.READ MORE: 81 Pounds Of Meth, 11 Pounds Of Fentanyl Tablets Found After CHP Pulls Over Speeding Car
It was the first time in 60 years that spring-run Chinook successfully reproduced in the San Joaquin, which for years has remained one of the nation’s most endangered rivers.MORE NEWS: Gov. Newsom Pushes Full California Public School Reopening by Fall As Many Districts Resist
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