Suquamish fisherman John Jones pulls in a salmon he caught in a gill net Thursday in Shilshole Bay just outside the Ballard Locks in Seattle . The mass of warm water known as ‘the blob’ that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated, but scientists are still seeing the lingering effects of those unusually warm sea surface temperatures on Northwest salmon and steelhead. A federal research survey this summer turned up among the lowest numbers of juvenile salmon in their nets in 20 years, suggesting that many fish did not survive their first months at sea. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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