Is a local media event a little fishy when journalists outnumber the salmon 3-to-1? That was the question recently on the mind of Fresno Bee science reporter Mark Grossi.

Grossi notes that he hadn’t even thought about the comical imbalance at last week’s photo opp until someone else mentioned it. But sure enough, these fish were buttressed by a powerful PR current:

I saw the Associated Press, at least one television crew from San Francisco, local television stations and a host of other photographers. I saw only three fish. One of them was dead.

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