On Your Mark…

Winter is shifting into spring, and with the changing of the seasons comes the outmigration of Chinook salmon juveniles. That means it is all hands on deck Read More…

Film Friday: Marking Salmon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlOLpBA0UU8 Juvenile salmon outmigration season is underway! As the young fish make their way through the rivers and out towards the ocean, we monitor their population with Read More…

Hungry, hungry salmon?

We recently conducted a pilot-level study to investigate the diet of Chinook salmon parr and smolts on the Lower Sacramento River — and the number of prey Read More…

An (almost) albino salmon

Over the years we have handled millions of juvenile salmon, but this week we came across one that truly stands out from the rest. During the spring Read More…

Mighty predator

The Sacramento pikeminnow, Ptychocheilus grandis, is a pike-like cyprinid most often found in low to mid-elevation streams and rivers of the Sacramento-San Joaquin basin and other northern Read More…

Small fish have big appetites too!

We often capture non-native predator species in West Coast tributaries during juvenile salmon outmigration monitoring. It is not uncommon to catch a fish in the process of Read More…

Dam trout

Dams reduce the abundance of wild anadromous fish, such as salmon and steelhead, by cutting off access to historical spawning habitat. Our drive for flood control and Read More…