||Avoidance Responses of Salmon and Trout to Air-Supersaturated Water.
Stevens, Donald G. ;
Nebeker, Alan V. ;
Baker, Rocky J. ;
||National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst., Bethesda, MD.
Avoidance response ;
Marine fishes ;
Gas bubble diseases ;
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Coho (Oncorhynchus kisutch), sockeye (O. nerka), and chinook (O. tschawytscha) salmon smolts, and rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri) avoided air-supersaturated water when tested in a shallow round tank. Steelheads (S. gairdneri) did not consistently avoid the supersaturated water and died from gas bubble disease. The salmon and rainbow trout generally avoided 145 and 125% saturation but did not always avoid 115%. Territorial activity reduced avoidance by steelheads and rainbow trout.