Selected life history aspects of American shad, Alosa
sapidissima, collected in Lake Umatilla of the Columbia River
during 1980 and 1981 were examined and compared to other shad
populations. Mean fork lengths of adult shad captured in
1981 were 405-, 415- and 423-mm for age III, IV and V males;...
Natural and gabion modified habitats containing coho salmon
(Oncorhynchus kisutch) were observed and measured seasonally in East
Fork Lobster Creek, a fifth order stream in western Oregon. Coho
salmon usually inhabited backwater and secondary channel pools in
winter. Large wood debris complexes and undercut banks were the
primary sources of...
Rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri) and bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)
were exposed to flows of water containing low DO concentrations
produced by bubbling nitrogen through the water. Abrupt exposure of
fish to critical DO concentrations (The standard dose response) and by
a more gradual changing of DO levels (The "stepdown" approach) were...
Two sets of experiments measured changes in the oxygen consumption of the euryhaline teleost Oreochromis niloticus during acclimation to progressively increased salinity. Six acrylic respirometers were constructed for this purpose. The salinities tested were 9, 18, 27 and 36 ppt, with 36 ppt considered as full strength seawater. Fish were...
Habitats for juvenile chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) were
observed at a high flow during the spring of 1989 and at a low flow during the
spring of 1991 in the lower American River of California. Parameters of
microhabitats in eight macrohabitats were measured. Mean column water velocity
and total water...
The osmoregulatory capabilities and tolerance of Kelp greenling, Hexagrammos decagramrnus, were studied in a series of seven salinities ranging from fresh water to concentrated sea water of 50 ppt. Results indicated that they were tolerant over a wide range of salinities but were incapable of surviving below 5 ppt and...