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Salmon-hurling scientists enrich an ecosystem

A student throws a dead sockeye salmon onto the bank of Hanson Creek

A researcher discards a dead salmon after counting it — a practice that has fertilized trees nearby. Credit: Dan DiNicola/University of Washington

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Nature 563, 9 (2018)




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