Publication News: Connie Okasaki

Connie Okasaki, QERM PhD student, is lead author of the paper “Collective navigation can facilitate passage through human-made barriers by homeward migrating Pacific salmon” recently published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

In a news release on the School of Aquatic Fisheries and Sciences website, Okasaki is quoted, “Large groups of fish appear to have an easier time finding the entrances to fish ladders and passing through them. We take that to mean some sort of collective behaviors are at play.”

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Chinook salmon benefit from social interactions when navigating fish ladders