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Deveron 2016: Migration pathways, speed and mortality of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) smolts in a Scottish river and the near-shore coastal marine environment
Citation
Lothian, Angus & Newton, Matthew & Barry, James & Walters, Marcus & C Miller, Richard & Adams, Colin. (2017). Migration pathways, speed and mortality of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) smolts in a Scottish river and the near-shore coastal marine environment. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. 1-10. 10.1111/eff.12369.

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Description
Atlantic salmon smolts were tracked using acoustic telemetry in the River Deveron, Scotland, and adjacent coastal area. Higher rates of mortality were observed in the river than the early marine stage of migration. Mortality likely resulted from predation. Higher swim speeds were recorded in the early marine stage compared with the river, a potential predator avoidance behaviour. Overall river and marine migration success were linked to nights of lower lunar brightness. These findings highlight factors that influence smolt migration survival and behaviour

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Fish, Fisheries > Fish stocks/catches/taggings
Keywords:
Marine, Acoustic telemetry, Atlantic salmon (salmo salar l.), Fish migration, ANE, British Isles, Scotland, Pisces

Geographical coverage
ANE, British Isles, Scotland [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1 April 2016 - 1 July 2016

Taxonomic coverage
Pisces [WoRMS]

Contributors
Dept. Of Zoology, University of Durham, moredata creator
University of Glasgow, moredata creator

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
ETN data: fish acoustic receiver network, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field experiment
Metadatarecord created: 2018-02-26
Information last updated: 2018-03-01
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