“Hundreds of spring Chinook salmon have been found dead in Oregon rivers over the past week, in a sign that abnormally high water temperatures are taking a toll on the threatened species.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/06/19/us-usa-oregon-salmon-idUKKBN0OZ2L420150619)

Local wild parsley was also wilting.


Sea lion “mothers aren’t easily finding food and are staying away longer than the normal one- to two-day journey because of changes in water temperature. At some point, the pups seem to be heading out to sea on their own, and washing up starving and exhausted on California beaches in record numbers. … Some of the pups have come in with five or six pounds of rocks in their stomachs.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/03/17/us-usa-california-sea-lions-idUKKBN0MD17220150317)

Tough puppy love.