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Sour Salmon

Summary: Discusses the issue of depleted salmon stocks. Describes how in Nova Scotia, Canada, acidification of rivers is a major threat to Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and the pH of river ways and lakes are decreasing and becoming more and more acidic every day.
The issue of depleted salmon stocks has been hotly debated for years. The public can finally see that the Atlantic salmon population is decreasing. Acid rain, caused mainly by the combustion of fossil fuels, has had an adverse effect on the salmon stocks in Nova Scotia and is a major problem. However, if we act now with the knowledge that is available to us, the damage may be reversed. Throughout this review paper, acid rain is discussed in detail of what it is and how it forms. This is counteracted by the buffering system found in nature. Once this buffering system becomes used up, acid rain takes its tool on fish as a species. Nova Scotia is related to the problem of acid rain and has many acidified rivers. The two main ways to stop acid precipitation are the use of mitigation and stopping it directly from the...

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