Lousy sockeye are lousy competitors

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 05:20 in Biology & Nature

Recently published research indicates that juvenile Fraser River sockeye that are highly infected with sea lice are 20 per cent less successful at consuming food than their lightly infected counterparts. Sean Godwin, a Simon Fraser University doctoral biology student is the lead author of the study, co-authored by SFU biologists John Reynolds and Larry Dill (emeritus), and a University of Toronto researcher. The study appears online in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

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