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A team led by researchers at UW Tacoma, UW and Washington State University Puyallup has discovered a chemical that kills coho salmon in urban streams before the fish can spawn. Shown here Zhenyu Tian (left), a research scientist at the Center for Urban Waters at UW Tacoma; Jenifer McIntyre (right), an assistant professor at WSU School of the Environment in Puyallup; and Edward Kolodziej (right, background), an associate professor in UW Tacoma Division of Sciences & Mathematics

CUW Research Identifies Salmon Killer

December 4, 2020

Scientists have discovered what is killing more than half the coho salmon that return to Puget Sound’s urban streams every fall.

Written by Sarah McQuate and John Burkhardt
Photos by Mark Stone/University of Washington