Keeping Cool?

Measuring Heat Stress in Sub-Arctic Salmon

Madeline Lee, a KBCS board member, has collected hundreds of muscle biopsies in Chinook salmon on the Ninilchik River over the past 2 years to assess whether there is a presence of heat stress during their summer migration to spawning grounds.

She has put together preliminary results of her field work in this story map and is pursuing a Master’s in Fisheries at University of Alaska Fairbanks to better understand the impacts of a warming climate on our local salmon populations.


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