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Salmon Migration in the Columbia River Basin
Tuesday 10 September 2019, 07:00pm
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How to Spy on a Fish: Tracking Salmon Migration in the Columbia River Basin


PNNL’s Community Science & Technology Seminar Series

A presentation by Alison Colotelo, Megan Nims and Huidong Li


Salmon are a critically important species in the Pacific Northwest – not only ecologically but also economically and culturally. Given their importance, it is vital to fully understand the migration patterns and habitat use of Pacific salmon in order to support conservation efforts.


This talk will discuss two different methods used to track fish migration: telemetry and the geochemistry of fish ear bones. The results of this research are used to better understand movement patterns of Pacific salmon throughout the Columbia River Basin and to improve our understanding of how fish migration is effected by the operation of hydropower dams.  


Their presentation will be accompanied by hands-on activities and interactive displays.


Location Mid. Columbia Library 1620 S. Union; Kennewick