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Zombie Salmon

October 2022 (approx.)

Detailed Description

Pacific salmon make stunning migrations, swimming hundreds of miles from the ocean up inland rivers. After using all of their energy to make this incredible journey and spawn, the salmon start to decay. Still alive, their skin starts to rot as their bodies shut down, becoming the "living dead." Warming water temperatures accelerate infections carried by these zombie marathoners, impacting their lifespans and ability to reproduce.

Created by ORISE Fellow Ben Slyngstad.


Public Domain.