destruction must not be normal

People “don’t realize how much has been lost.”
Colonization nearly eradicated key fish populations. 
99 percent of Pacific herring, surf smelt, and eulachon had been wiped out in nearby waters by the 1870s. Forage species required to feed whales, salmon, seabirds, and many other animals, were quickly decimated. “It’s really hard for people to imagine something different than what they see… This isn’t the natural state of this inlet.” inlet destroyed by colonization

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