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Characteristics of fall chum salmon spawning habitat on a mainstem river in Interior Alaska

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Characteristics of fall chum salmon spawning habitat on a mainstem river in Interior Alaska; 2010; OFR; 2010-1164; Burril, Sean E.; Zimmerman, Christian E.; Finn, James E.

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Chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) are the most abundant species of salmon spawning in the Yukon River drainage system, and they support important personal use, subsistence, and commercial fisheries. Chum salmon returning to the Tanana River in Interior Alaska are a significant contribution to the overall abundance of Yukon River chum salmon and an improved understanding of habitat use is needed to improve conservation of this important resource. We characterized spawning habitat of chum salmon using the mainstem Tanana River as part of a larger study to document spawning distributions and habitat use in this river. Areas of spawning activity were located using radiotelemetry and aerial helicopter surveys. At 11 spawning sites in the [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.3133/ofr20101164
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