Salmon are considered a keystone species--a species on which other species in nature depend. Not only do salmon provide nutrients for streams and rivers because they die after they spawn, they are also a key part of the diet of other land-dwelling wildlife. Studies have shown that salmon play an important role in returning nutrients to forests by other animals dragging salmon carcasses from the stream and into the forest to eat. When keystone species are removed from their habitats, many parts of the natural system begin to change. Other examples of keystone species include beavers and wolves.
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