Photo of the Day: Kayaking the Fraser River in British Columbia

David DeFranza (@ddefranza)
Living / Travel
November 8, 2012

A Kayaker Running the Fraser River in British Columbia

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credit: Ryan Creary/All Canada Photos/Corbis

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The Fraser River, in Western Canada, was once the spawning ground for 10.6 million sockeye salmon every summer. In 2009, this population saw a dramatic drop—down to fewer than one million salmon—that baffled scientists. It's just one example of how the world's great rivers are fragile, in spite of their awesome power.

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