ANNOUNCEMENT: Salmon Tag Recovery Request

Greetings Science Community:

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. 

We also have a real-time tracking web-page where we hope to detect these tags as they pass receivers once they enter SF Bay, the delta, and Central Valley rivers:

For further information, feel free to call or email Miles Daniels, Cyril Michel, or Nate Mantua

Kind regards,



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



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