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  • Feb 27, 2012
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    interesting read

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.kitsapsun.com/amp/3253460002

    Genetic testing of salmon tissues at sea showed a mixture of species coming from streams as far north as Alaska and as far south as the Columbia River.

    On the other hand, coho salmon were in far better shape. They were the second-most-abundant fish caught in the study, which was another big surprise. Other studies, conducted mostly in the summer, had led researchers to believe that coho stayed in the coastal regions. That seemed reasonable, since coho spend only a year-and-a-half in the ocean. And yet here they were far out at sea.

    “The coho looked great,” Weitkamp said. “They had full stomachs. But it’s really puzzling, because we thought that they were a coastal fish.”
     
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    So it’s clear to me that wildlife researchers know everything there is to know about the lifecycle of salmon to be able to micromanage the overall health of the [tbd] species.

    Maybe they forgot to ask the fish surveyed what species they self-identify as? Maybe all the pinks decided to be coho?
     
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    It's a good first step. . .would like to see money put into this extent of survey yearly, over a few decades, to see what happens in different environmental cycles. I bet some of the results would surprise us.

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    I’m sure we would all be surprised, the thing I’m surprised the most about is researchers thinking they have it all figured out. They aren’t smart enough to realize they don’t know what they don’t know and probably don’t understand what they do know.
     
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