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[ This Is Why You Don’t See People-Sized Salmon Anymore ]

A photo taken in Astoria, Ore., circa 1910. It was stated that the Chinook on the left weighed 116 pounds and the one on the right weighed 121 pounds.

Fishermen used to stand next to Chinooks almost as tall as they are. But a century’s worth of dam-building, overfishing, habitat loss and hatcheries has cut the size of the average fish in half.

(Image credit: WikiMedia Commons )

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