- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) - Oregon wildlife officials are stitching radio transmitters to redband trout in Upper Klamath Lake in order to help inform watershed restoration.

The Herald and News reports (https://is.gd/IYQDwW ) that Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials in Klamath Falls tagged fish this week as part of a pilot study to see what influences redband behavior in the area.

Biologist Bill Tinniswood says each year many redband trout leave Upper Klamath Lake and enter the mouth of the Williamson River, the mouth of the Wood River and the Pelican Bay complex, which includes Odessa, Harriman, Crystal creeks. Tinniswood says the pilot study aims to see what factors cause the fish to leave, such as temperature dissolved oxygen levels or pH levels.

Tinniswood says the radio transmitters can track the trout for their entire lifespan.


Information from: Herald and News, https://www.heraldandnews.com

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