Field test of the pheromone hypothesis for homing by pacific salmon


Experimental groups of juvenile coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) were released to elucidate the relative importance of site-specific (“imprinted”) odors and intraspecific odors (“pheromones”) in homing. Adult salmon returned to their release site rather than a hatchery containing both adult and juvenile salmon of their population. Furthermore, salmon… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01021790

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