Climate projections by scientists suggest that climate change presents a medium risk to salmon in the Mattole River basin. The effects of changing weather patterns are felt most strongly along the coastal areas of the basin, where summertime temperatures depend on the fog layer to remain cool. Usually, as inland temperatures climb, marine fog thickens and migrates inland (the fog “belt” changes). The consequent rise in coastal temperatures, if climate modelling is accurate, could particularly impact juvenile and adult salmon.
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