Study Uses Genetic Identification To Detail Juvenile Chinook Stock Distribution In Columbia Estuary

A two-year study using genetic stock identification methods shows that chinook salmon from throughout the Columbia River basin at some point in their early lifecycle will occupy shallow water habitats in the tidal freshwater portion of the Columbia River estuary and that these salmon will potentially benefit from current and future conservation and habitat recovery efforts from the Bonneville Dam to the mouth of the Columbia River.

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