Virus, genetic link eyed in Canadian salmon deaths

Reuters: Sockeye salmon in one of Canada's key but troubled fisheries on the Pacific Coast may have a genetic flaw that makes them more susceptible to disease, according to a study released on Thursday. Researchers have found a genetic profile in some of sockeye in British Columbia's Fraser River that indicates some are more likely to die before they are able spawn, according to the study published in the journal Science. It is still unknown what is killing the salmon, but a genetic flaw may make them......

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