Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Maine
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Maine Project


Salinity tolerance and the physiology of seawater entry in downstream migrating Atlantic salmon smolts

January 2005 - January 2016


Personnel

Participating Agencies

  • CRU
  • NOAA FISHERIES
  • ASC
  • University of Maine
Physiology of Atlantic salmon smolts

The transition from fresh water to seawater is a critical developmental stage called "smolting". Understanding the physiological and behavioral mechanisms is a central to this project.

Research Publications Publication Date
J. Zydlewski, G. Zydlewski, and R. Danner. (2009) Descaling impairs the osmoregulatory ability of Atlantic salmon smolts. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 138:129–136. | Download November 2009
Zydlewski, G. and Zydlewski, J. (2012) Long-term Seawater performance of Atlantic salmon smolts. Aquaculture. 362-363:121-126. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2011.03.024 | Download October 2011
Spencer, R.C., J. Zydlewski and G. Zydlewski. (2010) Migratory urge and gill Na+, K+ -ATPase activity of hatchery Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) smolts from Dennys and Penobscot River stocks in Maine. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 139:947-956. | Download July 2010
Presentations Presentation Date
Spencer, R, Zydlewski, J, Zydlewski, G. Comparing the migratory behavior and physiology of Atlantic salmon smolts from Dennys and Penobscot River stocks. Presented at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Atlantic International Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, 2005, Rangeley, Maine. October 2005
Spencer, R., J. Zydlewski and G. Zydlewski (2008) Comparison of migratory urge and gill Na+,K+-ATPase activity of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) smolts from Dennys and Penobscot River stocks. Atlantic Salmon Research Forum. Orono, ME. January 8. January 2008
Zydlewski, G, Zydlewski, J and Danner,R (2005) Does descaling impair osmoregulation in seawater challenged Atlantic salmon smolts? Presented at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Atlantic International Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, 2005, Rangeley, Maine. October 2005
Zydlewski, G. and Zydlewski, J. (2008) Long-term Seawater performance of Atlantic salmon smolts. 138th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Ottawa, Canada. August 17-21. INVITED. August 2008
Zydlewski, G. and Zydlewski, J. (2009) Long-term Seawater performance of Atlantic salmon smolts. International Smolt Workshop, Corvallis Oregon August 25. PRESENTED, INVITED August 2009
Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Spencer, R. 2009. MS Thesis: Migratory Urge and Gill Na+,K+-ATPase Activity of Hatchery Reared Atlantic Salmon Smolts from Dennys and Penobscot River Stocks, Maine and a Review of Enhancement Programs. October 2009