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As wildfires worsen, wild salmon take a hit

Salmon have long adapted to wildfires by spawning in parts of rivers untouched by the fires. But the extreme wildfires engulfing B.C. and western North America are leaving fewer islands of habitat intact, making it impossible for the fish to lay their eggs. Now, wild salmon are facing a growing threat from larger fires, and fisheries experts warn more needs to be done to save them.

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