Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/01/23

Surf And Turf: The Differing Diets Of Wild And Hatchery Salmon

“Estuaries like the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and San Francisco Bay provide a smorgasbord of delicious invertebrates for the fish living there. As juvenile Chinook salmon are currently migrating downstream towards the ocean, they will try to take advantage of this extravagant snack bar, eating ravenously and growing rapidly. But one big downside to this buffet is that these feasting fish are not just diners, they’re also on the menu. Numerous predators stand between juvenile salmon and their ocean destination, and when it comes to surviving this gauntlet there are few better strategies than growing as quickly as possible. Although outmigrating salmon pass through highly productive areas like estuaries, getting the best food can still be a challenge.”

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Fonte: FISHBIO, 21 de janeiro de 2019


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