New Study Finds Slime Could Aid in Salmon Management
Slime from salmon could be a useful method for counting fish, according to a new study funded by the National Geographic Society.
Lead author Taal Levi, an ecologist at Oregon State University, found that DNA from salmon tissue, including mucus and skin cells, resulted in “very accurate counts.” The researchers collected water samples in 2015 and 2016 near the Auke Creek research weir, which is about 16 kilometers north of Juneau. The water was then passed through filters to collect any DNA floating in the water...
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