Assessing barotrauma in neutrally and negatively buoyant juvenile salmonids exposed to simulated hydro-turbine passage using a mobile aquatic barotrauma laboratory

Publication year: 2010
Source: Fisheries Research, In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online 21 August 2010</br>
John R., Stephenson , Andrew J., Gingerich , Richard S., Brown , Brett D., Pflugrath , Zhiqun, Deng , ...</br>
Barotrauma—injuries sustained following rapid decompression occurs in many different fisheries applications. Previous attempts to quantify barotrauma in fish have been limited by the functionality of hypo/hyperbaric systems. Further, field studies often are confounded by covariates. The Mobile Aquatic Barotrauma Laboratory (MABL) was designed to address these limitations. Specifically, this testing facility allows the user to evaluate similar complex pressure scenarios to which migrating juvenile salmonids are exposed following turbine or spillway passage. In this paper, we describe the MABL and present a case study in which negative and neutrally buoyant juvenile Chinook salmon were exposed to simulated hydro-turbine passage (STP)....</br>

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