Gallery: Genetic Change Seen in Alaskan Salmon As they Adapt To Warming...

 

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If global warming continues unchecked it will likely cause thousands of species to radically change in order to adapt to the changing planet — and we’re beginning to see some of those changes already. In southeast Alaska, near Juneau, researchers from the University of Alaska have found that in response to warmer waters resulting from climate change pink salmon are migrating upstream earlier than they did previously. This is the first time scientists have found evidence of genetic changes in pink salmon, and it could have broader implications for how animals adapt to the changing planet.

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