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The salmon

Last minutes of life for this salmon, it will not escape the claws and teeth of this experienced bear... But it´s the beginning of a new cycle: the bear will feed on it and the remains will be consumed by many other species of the forest. For example, the decomposing salmon bodies will release a lot of nitrogen to the forest, it will boost many vegetal species.

The Kermode bear is a black bear carrying a recessive gene producing this creamy-fur. There are probably a few dozen of this "white bears" and they are essentially living on few remote islands of British Columbia. Protecting the Pacific salmon means also to protect a whole region: from the First Nations communities to the hundred years old trees including one of the rarest bear of this planet!

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