|Document Type:||Journal Article|
|Title:||Case report of kidney disease in a wild chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, in the sea|
|Author:||Richard W. Ellis, Anthony J. Novotny, Lee W. Harrell|
|Journal:||Journal of Wildlife Diseases|
An immature chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) that had spent two winters at sea was found in a Puget Sound beach zone. Necropsy indicated the fish was infected with bacterial kidney disease (BKD). This is the first report of BKD from a wild fish in the marine environment.