Seaward migrating subyearling Chinook salmon avoid overhead cover
Kemp, P.S., Gessel, M.H. and Williams, J.G. (2005) Seaward migrating subyearling Chinook salmon avoid overhead cover. Journal of Fish Biology, 67, (5), 1381-1391. (doi:10.1111/j.0022-1112.2005.00833.x).
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Approximately threequarters of migrating autumn (fall) chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha smolts avoided a covered channel and selected an uncovered channel when presented with a choice in an experimental flume. Rejection of overhead cover occurred prior to, but was rare postchannel entrance. Smolts may selectively reject riparian cover as an adaptive behavioural response to minimize predation risk and enhance rates of migration. The findings have implications for fish bypass design and riparian habitat and culvert restoration.
|Keywords:||habitat-preference, predators, shade, shelter|
|Subjects:||S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
|Date Deposited:||28 Jun 2006|
|Last Modified:||01 Jun 2011 14:17|
|Contact Email Address:||P.Kemp@soton.ac.uk|
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