The Behavior and Ecology of Pacific Salmon and Trout, Second Edition
The Behavior and Ecology of Pacific Salmon and Trout combines in-depth scientific information and outstanding photographs and original artwork to fully describe the fish species that are so important to the Pacific Rim.
This completely revised and updated edition covers all aspects of the life cycle of these remarkable fish in the Pacific: homing migration from the open ocean through coastal waters and up rivers to their breeding grounds, courtship and reproduction, the lives of juvenile salmon and trout in rivers and lakes, migration to the sea, the structure of fish populations, and the importance of fish carcasses to the ecosystem. The book also includes information on salmon and trout transplanted outside their ranges.
Fisheries expert Thomas P. Quinn writes with clarity and enthusiasm to interest a wide range of readers, including biologists, anglers, and naturalists. He provides the most current science available as well as perspectives on the past, present, and future of Pacific salmon and trout.
In this edition:
- Over 100 beautiful color photographs of salmon and trout
- Updated information on all aspects of the salmon and trout life cycle
- Expanded coverage of trout
Thomas P. Quinn is a professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington.
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