Friday, November 13, 2009

Tagging work on the Columbia and Snake Rivers

Throughout the Columbia and Snake River systems agency and academic researchers have been working to track the movements of juvenile and adult salmon and steelhead. The Seattle Times had an interesting write up this week describing ongoing efforts to track fish in Idaho's Salmon River. By tracking individual fish and their movement through the watershed biologists may understand sources of mortality for both smolts and upstream migrating adults. Tracking fish also provides insight into habitat use, spawning distribution and timing of different stocks. See the Seattle Times piece here.

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