Title

Effects of Pressure on Survival of Six Species of Fish

Authors

R E. Foye
M Scott

Publication Date

1965

Keywords

activity, Atlantic salmon, day/night samples, Hydropower, Kennebec River, mortality, perch, pressure effects, salmon, survival, swimming, trout, turbines, yellow perch

Journal or Book Title

Transactions of the American Fisheries Society

Abstract

A study was made to determine the effects of pressures likely to be encountered in a pumping station in Maine. Experiments were conducted with chain pickerel, yellow perch, fall fish, common shiner, lake trout and Atlantic salmon. Test fish exhibited extreme and erratic violent swimming activity for the first few seconds after exposure to a pressure of 300 psi. Salmon, lake trout and fall fish experienced no mortality during the 7-day period after exposure. Sixty percent of yellow perch died after 7 days.

Pages

88-91

Volume

94

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