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Intracoelomic Acoustic Tagging of Juvenile Sockeye Salmon: Swimming Performance, Survival, and Postsurgical Wound Healing in Freshwater and during a Transition to Seawater

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dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor Dept Biol
dc.contributor Inst Environm Sci
dc.contributor Dept Forest Sci
dc.contributor University Of British Columbia
dc.contributor Carleton University
dc.contributor Fish Ecol & Conservat Physiol Lab
dc.contributor Carleton Univ
dc.contributor Kintama Res Serv Ltd
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor Univ British Columbia CLARK, TIMOTHY D. COLLINS, ALISON L. HINCH, SCOTT G. WELCH, DAVID W. COOKE, STEVEN J. 2017-03-21T01:00:36Z 2013-04-15T22:43:23Z 2013-04-15T22:43:23Z 2019-05-09T01:04:16Z 2017-03-21T01:00:36Z 2013-04-15T22:43:23Z 2013-04-15T22:43:23Z 2019-05-09T01:04:16Z 2013-03-01
dc.identifier.citation Collins AL, Hinch SG, Welch DW, Cooke SJ, Clark TD (2013) Intracoelomic acoustic tagging of juvenile sockeye salmon: Swimming performance, survival, and postsurgical wound healing in freshwater and during a transition to seawater. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142(2): 515-523 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0002-8487
dc.description.abstract Juvenile hatchery-reared Sockeye Salmon Oncorhynchus nerka from Cultus Lake, British Columbia, were implanted during their smolt phase with one of three sizes of dummy acoustic tags to assess how tag burden (tag mass: body mass ratios ranging from 1.3% to 13.6% in air) influenced prolonged swimming performance, survival, and postsurgical wound healing in freshwater for up to 16.5 d and following a transition to seawater for 9 d. Tagged fish were compared with surgical shams and control fish (no tag, no surgery). Fish subjected to sham surgery treatments had mean swim times similar to those of control fish; however, tagged fish had a significantly lower probability of swimming the mean time of nontagged control fish. In addition, we found that the effect of tagging on swimming performance was exacerbated by tag burden and that higher tag burdens decreased the swimming performance of tagged individuals. Fish with tag burdens 8% had shorter swimming durations than fish with tag burdens <8%. The incisions of fish implanted with smaller tags healed more quickly than those of fish implanted with the largest tag. Overall, survival was high (95%) and in freshwater mortalities only occurred in fish that had tag burdens greater than 6%. These findings have important implications for studies using tagging technologies to examine the behavior and survival of migrating salmon smolts. Received October 13, 2011; accepted October 22, 2012
dc.description.sponsorship We thank the Cultus Lake Sockeye Salmon Recovery Team for providing access to fish; A. Stobbart and Inch Creek hatchery staff for rearing fish; B. Gillespie for manufacturing the dummy tags; A. Lotto for laboratory construction, maintenance and fish care; J. Richards for additional laboratory space; and J. Burt, R. Dhillon, M. Donaldson, M. Drenner, E. Eliason, M. Gale, A. Haas, K. Jeffries, E. Martins for laboratory assistance. T. Kozak and D. Schluter provided statistical advice, and M. Beaks and C. Phillis provided analysis and graphics assistance. Both A. L. C. and T. D. C. were supported by and research funds provided through a National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grant to SGH and NSERC Strategic Partnership Grant through the Ocean Telemetry Network Canada to S.G.H. and S.J.C.
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Taylor Francis en_US
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dc.subject Migration
dc.subject Atlantic Salmon
dc.subject Suture Type
dc.subject Retention
dc.subject Fisheries
dc.subject Growth
dc.subject Transmitters
dc.subject Physiology
dc.subject Chinook Salmon
dc.subject Trout
dc.subject Location
dc.title Intracoelomic Acoustic Tagging of Juvenile Sockeye Salmon: Swimming Performance, Survival, and Postsurgical Wound Healing in Freshwater and during a Transition to Seawater
dc.type journal article en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/00028487.2012.743928
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000315568900020

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