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Photos from: Why are Alaska's salmon shrinking?

Andrew Hendry

A female sockeye salmon that spent three years in the ocean (top) compared to a female that spent just two years in the ocean in Pick Creek, Alaska. One year in the ocean makes a big difference - which is why salmon returning younger has caused such a dramatic decline in body size.

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