Behavior Ecology Pacific Salmon

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"Unlike other books that examine only selected life stages, habitats, or species, this book - illustrated with photographs and original drawings - thoroughly covers the complete life cycle, emphasizing common themes and differences among the various species of salmon." Representing the range of species and geographic regions, Quinn includes examples from classic studies by pioneers of salmon biology and from the most current research to illustrate the important features of salmon life history and behavior and the complex physical, biological, and human factors that affect them. The Behavior and Ecology of Pacific Salmon and Trout introduces salmon and trout as a group, with a brief description of each species, and compares them to other fishes. The book then follows salmon on their amazing homeward migration from the open ocean, through the complex coastal waters, upstream to the precise location where they were spawned years earlier. It explains the patterns of mate choice, the competition for nest sites, and the fate of the salmon after their death. It describes the lives of offspring during the months they spend incubating in gravel, growing in fresh water, and migrating out to sea to mature. Quinn emphasizes the importance of salmon to humans and to natural ecosystems and the need to integrate sound biology into conservation efforts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780295984377
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 12/4/2004
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 3
2 Homeward migration of adults on the open ocean 37
3 Migrations in coastal and estuarine waters 53
4 Upriver migration and energetics 67
5 Homing and patterns of straying 85
6 Mating system and reproductive success 105
7 The ecology of dead salmon 129
8 Incubation rate and mortality of embryos 143
9 Alevin movements, emergence, and fry migrations 159
10 Sockeye salmon and trout in lakes 167
11 Juvenile salmonids in streams 185
12 Downstream migration : to sea or not to sea? 209
13 Estuarine residence and migration 229
14 Marine migration patterns 241
15 Survival in the marine environment 253
16 Feeding and growth at sea 269
17 Age and size at maturity 283
18 The evolution and structure of salmon populations 299
19 The abundance and diversity of Pacific salmon : past, present, and future 317
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