Counterintuitive migration patterns by Atlantic salmon Salmo salar smolts in a large lake

Honkanen, H. M., Rodger, J. R., Stephen, A., Adams, K., Freeman, J. and Adams, C. E. (2018) Counterintuitive migration patterns by Atlantic salmon Salmo salar smolts in a large lake. Journal of Fish Biology, 93(1), pp. 159-162. (doi: 10.1111/jfb.13650) (PMID:29931703)

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Abstract

What little is known about the seaward migration of Salmo salar smolt migration through standing waters indicates that it is both slow and results in high mortality rates, compared with riverine migration. This may be partly because smolts in lakes need to swim more actively and require more complex directional cues than they do in rivers. In this telemetry study of smolt migration through Loch Lomond, S. salar smolts made repeated movements in directions away from the outflowing river, which considerably increased migration time.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Aquatic science, ecology, evolution, behavior and systematics.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rodger, Miss Jessica and Adams, Professor Colin and Honkanen, Ms Hannele
Authors: Honkanen, H. M., Rodger, J. R., Stephen, A., Adams, K., Freeman, J., and Adams, C. E.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Journal of Fish Biology
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:0022-1112
ISSN (Online):1095-8649
Published Online:21 June 2018

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