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New Research Links Tire Chemical to Coho Mortality

Every fall more than half of the coho salmon that return to Puget Sound’s urban streams die before they can spawn. In some streams, all of them die. But scientists didn’t know why. Now a team led by researchers at the University of Washington Tacoma, UW, and Washington State University Puyallup have discovered the answer.

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Puget Sound Recovery - All Day Toxics in Puget Sound Workshop

Join us on February 5th for an all-day science workshop featuring short talks by researchers including Dr. John Stark and…

Tire-related chemical is largely responsible for adult coho salmon deaths in urban streams

Every fall more than half of the coho salmon that return to Puget Sound's urban streams die before they can…