Photo of the Day 3 July 2008

Spawning Salmon, Alaska, 1999
Photograph by Karen Kasmauski
Salmon en route to spawning grounds struggle up an intertidal stream on a stretch of Alaskan coastline once fouled by millions of gallons of crude oil from the infamous Exxon Valdez. Today, a visitor would be hard pressed to find evidence of the spill. But studies show lingering effects to regional wildlife.