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Comparative study on the feeding of parrs and smolts of the atlantic salmon Salmo salar L in the subarctic Varzuga River basin

Yu. A.Shustov, E.A.Belyakova

Russian Journal of Ecology 43(6): 462-465

2012


ISSN/ISBN: 1067-4136
DOI: 10.1134/s106741361205013x
Accession: 036631696

The feeding of Atlantic salmon parrs and smolts has been studied in the subarctic Varzuga River, Kola Peninsula. It has been shown that young salmon at the parr stage, which are resident in rivers and stay for long at individual microstations in rapids and pools, feed in spring markedly more successfully than transitory smolts migrating from the river.

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