Western Fisheries Research Center

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Juvenile Lost River and shortnose sucker year-class formation, survival, and growth in Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon and Clear Lake Reservoir, California—2017 Monitoring Report

Executive SummaryPopulations of federally endangered Lost River (Deltistes luxatus) and shortnose suckers (Chasmistes brevirostris) in Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon, and Clear Lake Reservoir (hereinafter referred to as Clear Lake; fig. 1), California, are experiencing long-term declines in abundance. Upper Klamath Lake populations are decreasing...

Bart, Ryan J.; Burdick, Summer M.; Hoy, Marshal S.; Ostberg, Carl O.
Bart, R.J., Burdick, S.M., Hoy, M.S., and Ostberg, C.O., 2020, Juvenile Lost River and shortnose sucker year-class formation, survival, and growth in Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon and Clear Lake Reservoir, California—2017 Monitoring Report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2020–1025, 36 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20201025.

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Evaluating dewatering approaches to protect larval Pacific lamprey

Executive SummaryLarval Pacific lamprey live for several years burrowed in nearshore sediments where they filter feed on detritus and organic matter. Dewatering of larval habitat can occur as a result of flow-management practices, construction projects, or seasonal closures of irrigation diversions. Effective management of dewatering events...

Liedtke, Theresa L.; Weiland, Lisa K.; Skalicky, Joseph J; Gray, Ann E.
Liedtke, T.L., Weiland, L.K., Skalicky. J.J., and Gray, A.E., 2020, Evaluating dewatering approaches to protect larval Pacific lamprey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2020–1026, 32 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20201026.

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Climate change can drive marine diseases

As an ultimate driver of marine ecosystem processes, climate change is expected to influence proximate disease drivers in marine systems. The observable effects of climate change, including changes in temperature, hypoxia, CO2 accumulation, precipitation, and storm and cyclone frequencies and intensities, may directly act as proximate drivers...

Burge Colleen A; Hershberger, Paul

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Wind River subbasin restoration: Annual report of US..Geological Survey activities, January 2018 through December 2018

We sampled juvenile wild Steelhead Oncorhynchus mykiss in headwater streams of the Wind River, WA, to characterize populations and investigate life-history metrics, particularly migratory patterns. We used Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT)-tagging and a series of instream PIT-tag interrogation systems (PTISs) to track juveniles. The Wind River...

Jezorek, Ian G.

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Increased prespawning mortality threatens an integrated natural- and hatchery-origin sockeye salmon population in the Lake Washington Basin

The life cycle of diadromous fishes such as salmonids involves natural mortality in a series of distinct life history stages, occurring sequentially in different habitats. Decades of research have emphasized mortality at the embryo, juvenile, and sub-adult stages but it is increasingly clear that some adults that survive and return to freshwater...

Barnett, Heidy K; Quinn, Thomas P.; Bhuthimethee, Mary; Winton, James

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Ichthyophonus sp. Infection in Opaleye (Girella nigricans)

Over a 3-year-period, 17 wild-caught opaleye (Girella nigricans) housed in a public display aquarium were found dead without premonitory signs. Grossly, 4 animals had pinpoint brown or black foci on coelomic adipose tissue. Histologically, liver, spleen, heart, and posterior kidney had mesomycetozoan granulomas in all cases; other organs were less...

LaDouceur, Elise E. B; St. Leger, Judy; Mena, Alexandria; Mackenzie, Ashley; Gregg, Jacob; Purcell, Maureen K.; Batts, William N.; Hershberger, Paul

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Modeling pathogen dispersal in marine fish and shellfish

Bio-physical models are a useful tool for understanding dispersal and transmission of marine pathogens. While utilized for larval dispersal models, they are only recently being used in epidemiological studies and are currently underutilized by the marine epidemiology field. Bio-physical models are useful for spatial planning and coastal...

Cantrell, Danielle L; Groner, Maya L.; Ben-Horin, Tal; Grant, Jon; Revie, Crawford W.

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Climate change vulnerability assessment for Pacific Lamprey in rivers of the Western United States

Pacific Lamprey (Entosphenus tridentatus) are a native anadromous species that, like salmon, historically returned to spawn in large numbers in watersheds along the west coast of the United States (U.S.). Lamprey play a vital role in river ecosystems and are one of the oldest vertebrates that have persisted over time likely influencing the...

Wang, Christina J; Shaller, Howard A; Coates, Kelly C.; Hayes, Michael C.; Rose, Robert K

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Characterization of the genetic structure of four sucker species in the Klamath River. Final Report

Four species of suckers (family Catostomidae) inhabit the Klamath River Basin of Oregon and California: Lost River suckers (LRS; Deltistes luxatus), shortnose suckers (SNS; Chasmistes brevirostris), Klamath largescale suckers (KLS; Catostomus snyderi), and Klamath smallscale suckers (KSS; Catostomus rimiculus). All but Klamath smallscale suckers...

Smith, Matt; Von Bargen, Jennifer; Smith, Christian A.; Miller, Michael A.; Rasmussen, Josh; Hewitt, David A.
Smith, M., J. Von Bargen, C. Smith, M. Miller, J. Rasmussen, and D.A. Hewitt. 2020. Characterization of the genetic structure of four sucker species in the Klamath River. Final Report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Final Report, January 8, 2020. 32 p.

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Development of two quantitative PCR assays for detection of several Cottus species from environmental DNA in Pacific coast watersheds of North America

We developed two quantitative PCR assays for use with environmental DNA (eDNA) to detect numerous species in the genus Cottus that are indigenous to the Pacific coast watersheds of North America. We conducted in vitro assay validations on ten Cottus species and 32 potentially co-occurring non-Cottus species. We demonstrate...

Hoy, Marshal; Ostberg, Carl

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Year Published: 2019

Effect of growth rate on transcriptomic responses to immune stimulation in wild-type, domesticated, and GH-transgenic coho salmon

Background Transcriptomic responses to immune stimulation were investigated in coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) with distinct growth phenotypes. Wild-type fish were contrasted to strains with accelerated growth arising either from selective breeding (i.e. domestication) or genetic modification. Such distinct routes to accelerated growth may have...

Kim, Jin-Hyoung; Macqueen, Daniel J; Winton, James; Hansen, John D.; Park, Hyun; Devlin, Robert H

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Characterization of immunoglobulin light chain utilization and variable family diversity in rainbow trout

This study characterizes immunoglobulin light chain (IgL) expression and variable family usage in rainbow trout. IgL transcripts were generated by 5’ RACE from both immune and TNP-KLH immunized fish. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that the IgL variable regions clustered into seven different families: three kappa families (two newly described in...

Rego, Katherine; Bengtén, Eva; Wilson, Melanie; Hansen, John D.; Bromage, Erin S