Researchers from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia were out doing annual salmon monitoring studies in the Neekas River when they stumbled onto a relatively horrifying and obviously smelly sight – tens of thousands of dead salmon.
What’s to blame? Researchers point to the ongoing drought conditions facing British Columbia. The Canadian province has been experiencing very sunny, dry weather leaving the headwaters of important spawning tributaries drastically low or completely dry.
Learn more in this article from CTV Vancouver.