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Scientists hook into salmon DNA to trace their movements

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 9 months ago by Keith Worrall  162

Modified Mar 3rd, 2019 at 9:22 PM

Onboard DNA analysis of salmon — the first time such complex molecular research has been performed at sea — has discovered that B.C. and Puget Sound coho are wintering in the Gulf of Alaska.

The proof that it is possible to perform such analysis shipboard, and with only about $10,000 worth of compact equipment, is considered game-changing by international scientists halfway through a winter research cruise using the chartered Russian trawler Professor Kaganovsky and its crew in the Gulf.

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Scientists are halfway through a winter research cruise in the Gulf of Alaska using the chartered Russian trawler the MV Professor Kaganovsky.
Photograph By Stuart McNish, Oh Boy Productions

 

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