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Changes

in theglaciers and the ecosystems they feed has been so fast that they are hard to track. Everything’s been pretty haywire lately.”

USGS glaciologist Shad O’Neel

In the wild places, there's a primal draw.  A throwback to a time I lived hand to mouth, filthy, eating only what I kill.  I use "I" liberally, because there are but mere molecules in me, inherited from ancestors, but they dance, so alive when I stand in the raw of amphitheaters of nature. I am here as testament to my ancestors survival.  

It's not just a deluge of unexpected cold, fresh water, but also hot water that impacts spawning.

 

My June 2019 visit to Alaska, a normally cool month saw Sockeye Salmon reversing course and swimming back downstream to escape the warm waters. 

As of 2019, all glaciers in Alaska are retreating, including the high-altitude Taku Glacier.  

"Changes in the

This unpredictability can harm salmon-spawning streams and marine life.  

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