Scientists hook into salmon DNA to trace their movements
Category: News Release
Mar 3rd, 2019 by Keith Worrall 206
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.
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