The Real Story of Puget Sound’s Disappearing Herring

Friday, March 29, 2013

Puget Sound’s Pacific herring are a small fish with a whale-sized slate of problems.

Many of the local herring stocks are in decline and despite some localized efforts to save them, their numbers haven’t bounced back. Scientists have identified numerous culprits that have likely contributed to the waning populations, including disease, pollution, increasing numbers of predators, climate change, shoreline development, and fishing.

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