Climate change study: 82 percent of Calif. native fish species risk extinction

May 31, 2013 2:34 AM

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Climate change study: 82 percent of Calif. native fish species risk extinction

Climate change may cause the extinction of 82 percent of California's native fish species over the next century, according to a new study, including iconic species such as coastal steelhead and Central Valley salmon.

The peer-reviewed study by fishery experts at the University of California, Davis, set out to create a framework to measure how vulnerable numerous species are to climate change. It assesses habitat, climate change projections and temperature sensitivity for the 121 native and 50 non-native fish spe...

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