Megan Hill, our fish research lead biologist, has been studying the effect of feeding Chinook fry for a short period prior to their release. Do they grow faster? Do they have a better survival rate?
To find out, she and her assistants arranged for 10 days of extra feeding at Round Butte Hatchery for half of the spring Chinook that were planted in the upper Metolius Basin in late February 2008. The other half - about 75,000 fish - were released right from the incubators to begin feeding after release. Read the rest of this entry »
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