smoltification love

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  • "If you raise them in warmer water and feed them lots, as DFO does, they grow bigger and faster, but you trigger 'smoltification' too soon," Ms. Schmitt said.

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  • Dickhoff WW, Folmar LC, Gorbman A (1978) Changes in plasma thyroxine during smoltification of coho salmon,

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  • Great word, palooka!

    February 17, 2007

  • Refers to physiological changes anadromous fish go through to enable them to migrate from fresh to salt water.

    February 17, 2007