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Ecology of Marine Diseases

We are evaluating the impacts of infectious and parasitic diseases to populations of wild marine and anadromous fishes. The research involves a combination of field-based disease surveillances and controlled laboratory-based experiments that are designed forecast disease potential and mitigate future disease impacts to wild fish populations.

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Effects of Nanophyetus salmincola on the Health and Survival of Puget Sound Steelhead

Low early marine survival rates of Puget Sound steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss), the state fish of Washington, have contributed to its dramatic population decline and current listing as a “Threatened Species” under the Endangered Species Act. Determining the cause(s) of this elevated mortality remains a primary objective of the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project, a large US / Canada effort...
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Effects of Nanophyetus salmincola on the Health and Survival of Puget Sound Steelhead

Low early marine survival rates of Puget Sound steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss), the state fish of Washington, have contributed to its dramatic population decline and current listing as a “Threatened Species” under the Endangered Species Act. Determining the cause(s) of this elevated mortality remains a primary objective of the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project, a large US / Canada effort...
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Herring Disease Program

Using an approach that involves a combination of field- and laboratory-based studies, we are investigating fish health factors that may be contributing to the failed recovery of Pacific herring populations in Prince William Sound, AK. Field studies are providing infection and disease prevalence data to inform the population models, serological data that indicate the prior exposure history and...
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Herring Disease Program

Using an approach that involves a combination of field- and laboratory-based studies, we are investigating fish health factors that may be contributing to the failed recovery of Pacific herring populations in Prince William Sound, AK. Field studies are providing infection and disease prevalence data to inform the population models, serological data that indicate the prior exposure history and...
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Nanophyetus salmincola - MMFS

Fish Parasite - Nanophyetus salmincola
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Ichthyophonus hoferi - MMFS

Fish Parasite - Ichthyophonus hoferi
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Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus (VHSV) - MMFS

Fish Virus - Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus (VHSV)
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Erythrocytic Necrosis Virus (ENV) - MMFS

Fish Virus - Erythrocytic Necrosis Virus (ENV)
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Steelhead Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) - MMFS

Species Studied - Steelhead Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
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Pacific Herring (Clupea pallasii) - MMFS

Species Studied - Pacific Herring (Clupea pallasii)
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Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) - MMFS

Species Studied - Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis)
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