Comparison of fin ray sampling methods on white sturgeon Acipenser transmontanus growth and swimming performance.

@article{Nguyen2016ComparisonOF,
  title={Comparison of fin ray sampling methods on white sturgeon Acipenser transmontanus growth and swimming performance.},
  author={Phong L. Nguyen and Zachary Jackson and Doug Peterson},
  journal={Journal of fish biology},
  year={2016},
  volume={88 2},
  pages={655-67}
}
Effects of two fin-ray sampling methods on swimming performance, growth and survival were evaluated for hatchery-reared sub-adult white sturgeon Acipenser transmontanus. Fish were subjected to either a notch removal treatment in which a small section was removed from an anterior marginal pectoral-fin ray, or a full removal treatment in which an entire marginal pectoral-fin ray was removed. Control fish did not have fin rays removed, but they were subjected to a sham operation. A modified 3230 l… CONTINUE READING
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