EcoNews Report Toxic Tires Killing Coho

Adult coho salmon in Scott Creek, Santa Cruz County, California | Morgan Bond, NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center

The EcoNews Report talks with guest Warner Chabot, ED of the San Francisco Estuary Institute, who gives us the scoop on breaking research into a toxic chemical from tires that is killing coho salmon at alarming rates. This research further emphasizes the importance of protecting the remaining coho salmon populations that are struggling to survive in tributaries of the South Fork Eel River. Some of these tributaries, like Indian or Hollow Tree Creeks are not adjacent to frequently traveled roads and may be key to protecting this core population of Southern Oregon Northern California Coho.