A pair of documentary films on research projects aimed at saving salmon will broadcast on Southern Oregon Public Television in early February.

The hour-long documentaries, "Sustaining Salmon: Fishermen, Scientists and Project CROSS" and "Saving Salmon: Bringing C. shasta Back Into Balance," were scripted, directed and produced by Judith Jensen, director of Educational Solutions, a Klamath Falls nonprofit.

Jensen said "Sustaining Salmon" is about ongoing work at the Hatfield Marine Science Center, where scientists are trying to develop ways to use genetic stock identification to sustain salmon populations and the commercial salmon industry.

"Saving Salmon" is about research at Oregon State University, where associate professor Jerri Bartholomew is leading studies on C. shasta, a lethal salmon parasite that can infect up to 80 percent of out-migrating Klamath River juvenile salmon.

"Sustaining Salmon" will air at 11 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, on SOPTV, channel 9 for Charter cable viewers, while "Saving Salmon" will be shown 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7.

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