Late fall is the beginning of the salmon run season in the Pacific Northwest. It’s the time of year salmon make their end of life journey up the tributaries in our region to spawn as their last gesture before they die.
Naturalist, Ed Dominguez takes you along the banks of Piper’s Creek in Seattle’s Carkeek Park with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama to describe the life cycle and important contributions of the salmon to the ecosystem.
Producers; Jesse Callahan and Yuko Kodama
Image: Ingrid Taylar
How are salmon impacted by a two degree change in the water? We look at how our region’s salmon will be impacted by climate change. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama interviewed Dr. Rachel White, University of Washington Bothell instructor and researcher and Dr. Jim Winton, Northwest Fisheries Science Center at the US Geological Survey, Chief of Fish Health. They’ll be panelists, along with Dr. Nick Bond, Washington State Climatologist and University of Washington Researcher at Salmon In A Time Of Climate Change this coming Wednesday.
How might some people from cultures that have centered their diet and spirituality around salmon feel about genetically engineered salmon?
KBCS News & Public Affairs Director, Sonya Green speaks with Rob Purser, Fisheries Director of the Suquamish Tribe, Valerie Segrest, Community Nutritionist and registered member of the Muckleshoot Tribe, and Anne Mosness, long time Fisherwoman and President of the Women’s Maritime Association about their take on the possible approval of genetically engineered salmon for commercial sale.
Listen to the discussion here