Warm water Blob may be sending salmon forecasts awry

“Because of differences in the life cycles and migration patterns of the five Pacific Ocean salmon species, Beckman said it’s impossible to immediately determine how The Blob is affecting salmon abundance, run timing, growth, forage habits and complicated predator-prey relationships.”

Read more in this recent KTOO story by Matt Miller on how the Blob, which is now dissipating but still showing residual effects in the deeper nearshore Alaskan waters, may complicate forecasting ability for future salmon runs.