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Coho Survival

From: KQED
Series: QUEST
Length: 05:10

Can we save Coho salmon from "the vortex of extinction?"
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Questlogo_small Coho salmon conservationists are losing hope they’ll see large numbers of the endangered fish return to spawn this year, even after our recent rains. They say the future looks grim following three years of drought and they’re looking for ways to stop the coho from being sucked into what they call “the vortex of extinction.” 

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Coho salmon conservationists are losing hope they’ll see large numbers of the endangered fish return to spawn this year, even after our recent rains. They say the future looks grim following three years of drought and they’re looking for ways to stop the coho from being sucked into what they call “the vortex of extinction.” 

Broadcast History

broadcast locally on KQED/KQEI on 2/10/10

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BREKKE/Coho Survival
Coho salmon conservationists are losing hope they’ll see large numbers of the endangered fish return to spawn this year, even after our recent rains. They say the future looks grim following three years of drought and they’re looking for ways to stop the coho from being sucked into what they call “the vortex of extinction.” Dan Brekke reports.

Ambi: rain (204)

Winter rains swept Northern California for the last half of January … raising creek and river levels …

Ambi: rushing water (245-246)

… And also raising hopes for a late surge in endangered coho salmon runs along the coast. But new sightings of the fish … which are drawn up their home streams by the high flows that follow heavy rains … have been few.

195/1:30-36 I’m not seeing any activity here where I might expect to see something … :06

That’s Megan Isadore … a long-time volunteer naturalis...
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Coho salmon conservationists are losing hope they’ll see large numbers of the endangered fish return to spawn this year, even after our recent rains. They say the future looks grim following three years of drought and they’re looking for ways to stop the coho from being sucked into what they call “the vortex of extinction.” Dan Brekke reports.

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http://www.kqed.org/quest/radio/saving-salmon