Discrimination of Stream Odors by Fishes and Its Relation to Parent Stream Behavior

@article{Hasler1951DiscriminationOS,
  title={Discrimination of Stream Odors by Fishes and Its Relation to Parent Stream Behavior},
  author={Arthur D. Hasler and Warren J. Wisby},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={1951},
  volume={85},
  pages={223 - 238}
}
1. Various theories have been advanced to explain the mechanism by which migrating salmon return to their parent stream. One of these postulates the presence of some characteristic odor of the stream which guides the returning migrants. This theory presents two distinct problems: (1) Do streams have characteristic odors to which fish can react? If so, is the odor organic or inorganic in nature, or a combination of both? (2) Can salmon detect and discriminate between such odors, if they do exist… 

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