Western Fisheries Research Center

Publications

Below is a list of available WFRC peer reviewed and published science.

Filter Total Items: 2,353
Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2019

Evaluating the potential for sea lice to evolve freshwater tolerance as a consequence of freshwater treatments in salmon aquaculture

Increasing usage of non-medicinal methods (NMMs) to control sea louse infestations on salmon farms has raised questions about whether sea lice may be able to evolve tolerance of NMMs. Of particular concern is the potential for sea lice to evolve freshwater tolerance as a result of freshwater treatments. Wild trout and some juvenile salmonids swim...

Groner, Maya; Laurin, Emilie; Stormoen, Marit; Sanchez, Javier; Fast, Mark D; Revie, Crawford W.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2019

Estimating annual Ceratonova shasta mortality rates in juvenile Scott and Shasta River coho salmon that enter the Klamath River mainstem

The impacts of Ceratonova shasta on Klamath River salmonids have been the focus of tremendous research and monitoring over the past decade. Knowledge gained from the various studies has resulted in a growing suite of decision support tools that can be used to predict the prevalence of infection and mortality that can be expected from varying...

Som, Nicholas A.; Hetrick, Nicholas J.; Perry, Russell; Alexander, Julie D

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2019

The nucleoprotein and phosphoprotein are major determinants of the virulence of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus in rainbow trout

Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV), a fish rhabdovirus, infects several marine and freshwater fish species. There are many strains of VHSV that affect different fish, but some strains of one genetic subgroup have gained high virulence in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). To define the genetic basis of high virulence in trout, we used...

Vakharia, Vikram N; Liu, Jie; Mckenney, Douglas; Kurath, Gael

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2019

Juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) survival in Lookout Point Reservoir, Oregon, 2018

A field study was conducted to estimate survival of juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in Lookout Point Reservoir, Oregon, during 2018. The study consisted of releasing three groups of genetically-marked fish into the reservoir, and sampling them monthly. Juveniles were released during April 10–13 (116,708 fish), May 15–18 (31,911...

Kock, Tobias J.; Perry, Russell W.; Hansen, Gabriel S.; Haner, Philip V.; Pope, Adam C.; Plumb, John M.; Cogliati, Karen M.; Hansen, Amy C.
Kock, T.J., Perry, R.W., Hansen, G.S., Haner, P.V., Pope, A.C., Plumb, J.M., Cogliati, K.M., and Hansen, A.C., 2019, Juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) survival in Lookout Point Reservoir, Oregon, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2019–1097, 41 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20191097.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2019

Fish and habitat assessment in Rock Creek, Klickitat County, Washington 2016–17

Executive SummaryIntermittent streams are important and productive for salmonid habitat. Rock Creek, in southeastern Washington, flows south to the Columbia River at river kilometer (rkm) 368 and is an intermittent stream of great significance to the Yakama Nation and to the Kah-miltpah (Rock Creek) Band in particular. Historically, native...

Hardiman, Jill M.; Harvey, Elaine
Hardiman, J.M., and Harvey, Elaine, 2019, Fish and habitat assessment in Rock Creek, Klickitat County, Washington 2016–17: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2019-1092, 67 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20191092.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2019

Monitoring of endangered Klamath Basin suckers translocated from Lake Ewauna to Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon, 2014−2017

Data from a 4-year capture and transport program were used to assess translocation as a management strategy for two long-lived, federally endangered catostomids in the Upper Klamath Basin, Oregon. Lost River (Deltistes luxatus) and shortnose (Chasmistes brevirostris) suckers, two species endemic to the Klamath Basin, were translocated from Lake...

Banet, Nathan V.; Hewitt, David A.
Banet, N.V., and Hewitt, D.A., 2019, Monitoring of endangered Klamath Basin suckers translocated from Lake Ewauna to Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon, 2014−2017: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2019–1085, 40 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20191085.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2019

Impacts of suspended sediment on nearshore benthic light availability following dam removal in a small mountainous river:In situ observations and statistical modeling

The 2011–2014 removal of two dams from the Elwha River, WA, delivered ~ 19 Mt of sediment to the marine environment, creating an opportunity to study the sensitivity of a coastal ecosystem to large-scale sediment input. Macroalgae, the primary habitat-forming species in the nearshore, disappeared from the region. It was hypothesized that this...

Glover, H E; Ogston, A S; Miller, I M; Eidam, E F; Rubin, Steve; Berry, H D

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2019

A spatial model of streaked horned lark breeding habitat in the Columbia River, USA

The streaked horned lark (hereafter “lark”; Eremophila alpestris strigata) is a federally listed bird subspecies of the Pacific Northwest that occupies open landscapes with short vegetation and abundant bare ground. Across its breeding range, which has contracted dramatically, the lark relies primarily on human-modified habitats maintained in...

Hatten, James; Slater, Gary L.; Treadwell, Jerrmaine L.; Stevenson, Matthew R.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2019

Effects of microcystin-LR on juvenile Lost River suckers (Deltistes luxatus) during feeding trials, Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon, 2014−16

Executive SummaryHistorically, populations of Lost River suckers (Deltistes luxatus) of the Upper Klamath Basin were so numerous that they were commercially harvested; however, declining numbers throughout the 20th century led to the listing of the species under the United States Endangered Species Act in 1988. Habitat destruction, poor water...

Martin, Barbara A.; Echols, Kathy R.; Elliott, Diane G.; Feltz, Kevin; Conway, Carla M.; Burdick, Summer M.
Martin, B.A., Echols, K.R., Elliott, D.G., Feltz, K., Conway, C.M., and Burdick, S.M., 2019, Effects of microcystin-LR on juvenile Lost River suckers (Deltistes luxatus) during feeding trials, Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon, 2014−16: U.S. Geological Survey Open−File Report 2019–1079, 22 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20191079.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2019

Examination of movements and survival of Pahranagat roundtail chub (Gila robusta jordani) in the Pahranagat River and adjacent waters, Nevada, 2014–18

Executive SummaryThe Pahranagat roundtail chub (Gila robusta jordani; hereinafter “chub”) was federally listed as endangered in 1970 (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1970). In the decades following the listing, the chub has declined to extremely low numbers (Tuttle and others, 1990; Guadalupe, 2014). Loss of available habitat appears to be one of...

Martin, Barbara A.; Hayes, Brian S.; Harris, Alta C.
Martin, B.A., Hayes, B.S., and Harris, A.C., 2019, Examination of movements and survival of Pahranagat roundtail chub (Gila robusta jordani) in the Pahranagat River and adjacent waters, Nevada, 2014–18: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2019–1075, 23 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20191075.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2019

Evaluation of environmental DNA surveys for identifying occupancy and spatial distribution of Pacific Lamprey (Entosphenus tridentatus) and Lampetra spp. in a Washington coast watershed

Surveys of environmental DNA (eDNA) have become an important and multifaceted tool for monitoring and identifying distributions and occupancy of aquatic species. This tool is attractive because it is powerful, easy to apply, and provides an alternative to traditional field survey methods. However, validating eDNA survey methods against traditional...

Ostberg, Carl; Chase, Dorothy Murphy; Hoy, Marshal; Duda, Jeff; Hayes, Michael; Jolley, Jeffrey; Silver, Gregory S; Cook-Tabor, Carrie

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2019

Distribution of adult Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in relation to water temperatures, Lake Scanewa, Cowlitz River, Washington, 2012

A trap-and-haul program is operated to move anadromous Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.) around dams and reservoirs in the Cowlitz River basin, Washington. The primary release site for adult fish is in Lake Scanewa, a small reservoir created by Cowlitz Falls Dam, the uppermost dam in the basin. Releases in the reservoir are terminated when...

Kock, Tobias J.; Ekstrom, Brian K.; Liedtke, Theresa L.
Kock, T.J., Ekstrom, B.K., and Liedtke, T.L., 2018, Distribution of adult Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in relation to water temperatures, Lake Scanewa, Cowlitz River, Washington, 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2019-1055, 14 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20191055.