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Monitoring Juvenile Salmon Downstream Migration using the Juvenile Salmonid Acoustic Tag System (JSATS)

The objective of this project was to deploy an acoustic micro-transmitter and autonomous receiving node to study Chinook salmon in the fresh water, estuarine, and marine phases of their life cycle.


  • McMichael GA, JA Carter, EE Hockersmith, B Sandford, JR Skalski, RA Buchanan, ID Welch, and A Setter. 2009. "Movement and Fate of Non-migratory Subyearling Chinook Salmon Detected on Autonomous Acoustic Receivers in a Hydropower Reservoir." Abstract submitted to AFS Washington-British Columbia Chapter Meeting, Shelton, WA. PNNL-SA-64585.
  • Ploskey, GR, MA Weiland, JS Hughes, SR Zimmerman, RE Durham, ES Fischer, J Kim, RL Townsend, JR Skalski, RL McComas. 2007. Acoustic telemetry studies of juvenile Chinook salmon survival at the lower Columbia projects in 2006. 2007. PNNL-16560, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. Report to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District.
  • Serkowski JA. 2009. "JSATS 3D example video." PNNL-SA-66167 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA.


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