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Pacific Salmon Life Histories

Pacific Salmon Life Histories gives detailed descriptions of the different life phases through which each of the seven species pass. Each chapter is written by a scientist who has spent years studying and observing a particular species of salmon. Some of the topics covered are geographic distribution, transplants, freshwater life, ocean life, development, growth, feeding, diet, migration, and spawning behaviour. The text is richly supplemented by numerous maps, illustrations, colour plates, and tables and there is a detailed general index, as well as a useful geographic index. This volume brings together for the first time, and in a comprehensive form, most of the available biological information on the seven species of Pacific salmon. It is an invaluable source of information for students and teachers of biology and fisheries science, people in the fishing and aquaculture industry, and interested laypersons in countries of the North Pacific and elsewhere.

576 pages

Table of Contents

Preface / C. Groot and L. Margolis

Life History of Sockeye Salmon / Robert L. Burgner, University of Washington

Life History of Pink Salmon / William R. Heard, Auke Bay Fisheries Laboratory, Alaska

Life History of Chum Salmon / E.O. Salo, University of Washington

Life History of Chinook Salmon / M.C. Healey, University of British Columbia

Life History of Coho Salmon / F.K. Sandercock, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada

Life Histories of Masu and Amago Salmon / Fumihiko Kato, National Institute of Fisheries Science, Japan


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