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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), pp. 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.

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Published date: 2005
Keywords: habitat-preference, predators, shade, shelter


Local EPrints ID: 39475
ISSN: 0022-1112
PURE UUID: 6f8fdbdb-f3f4-421a-a8fe-9062bc413e51
ORCID for P.S. Kemp: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 28 Jun 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:36

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Author: M.H. Gessel
Author: J.G. Williams

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