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Contact: Sandra Hines
University of Washington

Temperature Map

Caption: The Wood River basin, slightly bigger than the state of Rhode Island, is dotted with streams with different average temperatures - in Fahrenheit, 40 to 55 degrees - meaning salmon return to spawn at different times. Stream are close enough that animals like brown bears can have salmon for most of the summer by moving between streams

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