Sprinting Salmons Less Likely Survive Migration

Nature World: Sockeye salmon that are forced to use fast-moving waters to reach spawning grounds are at risk, a new study suggests. Salmon often try to burst swim in rapid, turbulent waters. Burst swimming is comparable to sprinting in humans. These fish try to move upstream in fast-flowing waters, a behaviour that utilizes more oxygen than usual swimming methods. Researchers at the University of British Columbia and colleagues conducted the study. The team tagged salmon with accelerometer transmitters.......

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