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15 endangered species that are still on the menu

By: Bryan Nelson on Aug. 2, 2010, 12:10 p.m.
Chinook salmon

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Chinook salmon

Chinook salmon, the largest of the salmon family, are native to the Pacific Coast and are highly prized among the species because of their size. As many as nine subspecies of these fish are protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Fisheries are regularly closed in California and Oregon due to low numbers of the fish.