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October 25, 2017

Conducting Risk Assessments for the Reintroduction of Salmon in the Upper Columbia River

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September 18, 2017

Science to Support Salmon Recovery Efforts in the Puget Sound

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July 20, 2017

In Memoriam - Dr. William "Dave" Woodson, 1956-2017

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Year Published: 2017

Acoustic tag detections of green sturgeon in the Columbia River and Coos Bay estuaries, Washington and Oregon, 2010–11

The Columbia River, in Washington and Oregon, and Coos Bay, in Oregon, are economically important shipping channels that are inhabited by several fishes protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Maintenance of shipping channels involves dredge operations to maintain sufficient in-channel depths to allow large ships to navigate the...

Hansel, Hal C.; Romine, Jason G.; Perry, Russell W.
Hansel, H.C., Romine, J.G., and Perry, R.W., 2017, Acoustic tag detections of green sturgeon in the Columbia River and Coos Bay estuaries, Washington and Oregon, 2010–11: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017-1144, 30 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171144.

Year Published: 2017

A effective DNA vaccine against diverse genotype J infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus strains prevalent in China

Infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHNV) is the most important pathogen threatening the aquaculture of salmonid fish in China. In this study, a DNA vaccine, designated pIHNch-G, was constructed with the glycoprotein (G) gene of a Chinese IHNV isolate SD-12 (also called Sn1203) of genotype J. The minimal dose of vaccine required, the...

Xu, Liming; Zhao, Jingzhuang; Liu, Miao; Kurath, Gael; Ren, Guangming; LaPatra, Scott E.; Yin, Jiasheng; Liu, Hongbai; Feng, Jian; Lu, Tongyan
Liming, Xu, J. Zhao, M. Liu, G. Kurath, G. Ren, S.E. Lapatra, J. Yin, H. Liu, J. Feng, and T. Lu. 2017. A effective DNA vaccine against diverse genotype J infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus strains prevalent in China. Vaccine 35(18): 2420-2426.

Year Published: 2017

Health and condition of endangered young-of-the-year Lost River and Shortnose suckers relative to water quality in Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon, 2014–2015

Most mortality of endangered Lost River (Deltistes luxatus) and shortnose (Chasmistes brevirostris) suckers in Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon, occurs within the first year of life. Juvenile suckers in Clear Lake Reservoir, California, survive longer and may even recruit to the spawning populations. In a previous (2013–2014) study, the health and...

Burdick, Summer M.; Conway, Carla M.; Elliott, Diane G.; Hoy, Marshal S.; Dolan-Caret, Amari; Ostberg, Carl O.
Burdick, S.M., Conway, C.M., Elliott, D.G., Hoy, M.S., Dolan-Caret, Amari, and Ostberg, C.O., 2017, Health and condition of endangered young-of-the-year Lost River and shortnose suckers relative to water quality in Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon, 2014–2015: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017-1134, 40 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171134.