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Radio telemetry observations of sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) spawners in Chilko River and Chilko Lake [electronic resource] : investigation of the role of stress in a mark-recapture study / N. D. Schubert and G. C. Scarborough.

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (ix, 66 p.) ; ill., maps
  • Publisher: New Westminster, B.C. : Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans, Science Branch, Pacific Region, 1996.

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General Note: Includes abstract in French.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: Presents a radio telemetry study of spawning sockeye salmon that had three objectives: to determine whether handling stress introduced bias in the annual mark-recapture study conducted on the Chilko Lake/River population; to describe the fish movement patterns between the tagging site (Chilko River near Lingfield Creek) and the spawning grounds; and to estimate the proportion of the stock which spawned in the south end of Chilko Lake. Telemetry methods, equipment tests, fish tracking, transmitter recovery, and study results are presented. Three distinct salmon movement patterns are identified.
Language Note: Abstract also in French.
Subject: Sockeye salmon > Spawning > British Columbia > Chilko Lake.
Sockeye salmon > Spawning > British Columbia > Chilko River.
Animal radio tracking > British Columbia > Chilko River.

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