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A braided river ecosystem snakes through the tundra and is used by salmon spawning.
Salmon bring marine-derived nutrients from the Kamchatka shelf in the Sea of Okhotsk into the eight major river systems that run off the middle range of mountains that divide Kamchatka in half.
- RANDY OLSON
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- Kamchatka Salmon_ National Geographic Magazine 8/2009