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salmon and trout in Bristol Bay creek, Alaska
July 20, 2013

Salmon and Trout, Alaska

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

In summer, millions of fish disperse up Bristol Bay's watershed to rivers and lakes that are breeding grounds for five species of salmon. A proposed gold mine would transform the region, possibly jeopardizing the fishery. Far upstream in unprotected Upper Talarik Creek, near the mine site, researchers found these young salmon and trout.

See more pictures from the December 2010 feature story "Alaska's Choice: Salmon or Gold."

See pictures of Alaska from Michael Melford »
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Photograph by Michael Melford, National Geographic
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