Abundance of Salmon Key to Feeding 'Underdog' Stream Fish: SFU Research

September 23, 2020
Coho Eating Sockeye Salmon Egg, Credit: Jonny Armstrong.

Researchers from Simon Fraser University’s Salmon Watershed Lab have found when salmon returns are high, smaller and less dominant fishes get a chance to feast on their eggs.

For their study, published in the journal EcosphereSFU PhD candidate Colin Bailey and biological sciences professor Jonathan Moore experimented with adding between six and 3,575 pink salmon eggs to different stretches of the Keogh River on Vancouver Island.

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