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Document Type: Journal Article
Center: NWFSC
Document ID: 7029
Title: Swimming performance of juvenile sockeye salmon in salt and fresh water
Author: Alan B. Groves
Publication Year: 1960
Journal: Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
Volume: 89
Issue: 2
Pages: 218-221

An experiment was conducted to explore the hypothesis that the swimming performance of salmonoids in sea water is higher than that of similar fish in fresh water.  Young sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) swam longer in salt water.  Duration of swimming increased with size of fish.   

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