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CA-NV FISH HEALTH CENTER: VAMP Study Fish Get a Health Checkup

Region 8, March 26, 2011
Fish health biologist performing health screening on Steelhead.
Fish health biologist performing health screening on Steelhead. - Photo Credit: n/a
VAMP study steelhead ready for a health exam
VAMP study steelhead ready for a health exam - Photo Credit: n/a

The CA-NV Fish Health Center provides a health and smolt physiology screening for fish used in the multiagency VAMP migration and survival studies. This ensures that survival differences are due to river conditions and migration route rather than preexisting health problems. These Chinook salmon and steelhead are acoustic tagged and tracked as they move though the San Joaquin River and Delta.

Contact Info: Ken Nichols, 530-365-4271 x203, Ken_Nichols@fws.gov