Northern California’s Undersea Kelp Forests Decimated By Purple Sea Urchins – Shanshan Dong , NBC News

About 90 percent of the bull kelp forests, home to fish, crustaceans and other marine life, have been devoured since 2014. FORT BRAGG, California — Northern California, known for its rugged coastline and ancient redwood forests, boasts an abundance of natural gifts that make this part of the country unique, both on land and in …

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Hatchery Revamping

Pacific Salmon Foundation provided major funding for the revamping of our hatchery during the month of August. Working with Carlisle Services Limited, we eliminated many problems we have had to work with since the hatchery was opened. First and foremost several safety issues were addressed: The tanks and distribution trough were lowered approximately 45cm and …

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NILE CREEK HATCHERY AND PINK SALMON(click on Picture for full story)

NILE CREEK HATCHERY AND PINK SALMON Nile Creek  hatchery was established about 25 years ago. It has been staffed by a group of dedicated volunteers since then. Our pink salmon come from Quinsam hatchery each fall. The annual egg take occurs in late September and we pick up about one million eggs one month later. …

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