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Tree growth in coastal rainforests is limited by the availability of the element nitrogen...
The fish left behind by the bears are packed with nitrogen, which fertilizes the trees and helps them grow to their impressive size.
Reimchen's team discovered peak years where individual Sitka spruce derived 80 per cent of their nitrogen from the isotope found in ocean-going salmon.
Millions of insects also eat the leftover salmon, bolstering invertebrate populations, which in turn feed birds and other small forest creatures. Dr. Reimchen's team found insects with more than half their nitrogen coming from an ocean source, and a greater abundance and variety of both insects and plants near salmon bearing streams.
Be careful with such labels. Here in America the label "organic" is rather ambiguous. Several times individual states have tried to pass organic labeling laws only to fail. Are such products labeled "organic" truly organic? 100%-50% organic or less? What is "organic salmon" and how is it different from wild salmon?
They have organic salmon here in the supermarkets. The stuff costs the bomb.
originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Kester
Time to reduce Fed. regulations, they are obviously leading to terrible fish, polluting and raising prices.