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Effects of surgically implanted transmitters on anguilliform fishes: lessons from lamprey

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Passage success of adult Pacific lamprey Lampetra tridentata at a large, hydropower dam was negatively correlated with the size of surgically implanted transmitters. This comparatively large field study (>800 fish) found effects that were not detectable in the laboratory.

Keywords: migration; radiotelemetry; swimming performance; tagging effects

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Northwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, 2725 Montlake Boulevard East, Seattle, WA 98112, U.S.A.

Publication date: 2007-12-01

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