Salmon nearly boiled alive in Pacific north-west heatwave captured on video

  A conservation group recorded the video in the Columbia River on a day when water temperatures breached 70F Salmon in the Columbia River were nearly boiled to death when water temperatures rose during the Pacific north-west’s record-shattering heatwave, according to a conservation group that has documented the disturbing sight. In a video released on Tuesday by the non-profit organization Columbia Riverkeeper, a group of sockeye salmon swimming in a tributary of the river can be seen covered in angry red lesions and white fungus, the results of stress and exposure to extreme temperatures. Continue reading... .. Full story on 

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