Can you circulate this flyer to anyone on your team or in your network that may encounter adult salmon in monitoring or research surveys?
NOAA Fisheries, Southwest Fisheries Science Center and UC Santa Cruz started catching, tagging, and releasing tagged salmon earlier this week in the ocean for a large-scale effort to understand the bioenergetics of salmon during migration. It will be really valuable for us to recover the red archival tags shown on this flyer. We expect them mostly to be observed at hatcheries and on carcass surveys. The tags record temperature every few seconds and archive the data for future download if we can get them back. If your team encounters these fish, it would require checking the body cavities for the temperature logging tags. Some fish are getting smaller acoustic tags that would be valuable to us too.
Rachel C. Johnson, PhD Salmon Life History Research Fisheries Ecology Division Southwest Fisheries Science Center National Marine Fisheries Service & University of California Davis Associate Researcher Office: Center for Watershed Sciences, Rm 2109 phone: 831-239-8782