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Document Type: Journal Article
Center: NWFSC
Document ID: 440
Title: Effects of surgically implanted transmitters on anguilliform fishes: lessons from lamprey
Author: Mary L. Moser, Darren A. Ogden, Benjamin P. Sandford
Publication Year: 2007
Journal: Journal of Fish Biology
Volume: 71
Issue: 6
Pages: 1847-1852
Keywords: radiotelemetry, anesthetic, clove oil, MS222

Passage success of adult Pacific lamprey Lampetra tridentata at a large hydropower dam was negatively correlated with the size of surgically implanted transmitters.  This comparatively large field study (>800 fish) found effects that were not detectable in the laboratory. 

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