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Document Type: Journal Article
Center: NWFSC
Document ID: 7072
Title: Large floating structure for holding adult Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.)
Author: Charles J. Hunter., Winston E. Farr
Publication Year: 1970
Journal: Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada
Volume: 27
Issue: 5
Pages: 947-950

A large floating enclosure was used in a behavioral study to hold adult Pacific salmon in open sea water.  The space enclosed approached the conditions of the natural environment and provided an excellent study area, almost completely free from the injuries and disease associated with the high water temperatures and abrasions caused by confinement of adult salmon in concrete ponds. 

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