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Table 1 Sample size, mean length, mass and tag burdens (ratio of tag weight to body weight) of controls and treatments of juvenile Chinook salmon tagged with transmitters using either one or two sutures to close the incision a

From: A comparison of single-suture and double-suture incision closures in seaward-migrating juvenile Chinook salmon implanted with acoustic transmitters: implications for research in river basins containing hydropower structures

Treatment n Mean length (mm) Mean mass (g) Mean tag burden (%)
14-d holding
  Single-suture 40 109 (99 to 124) 16.5 (11.3 to 24.1) 2.5 (1.7 to 3.5)
  Double-suture 40 107 (96 to 120) 15.6 (10.5 to 22.9) 2.6 (1.7 to 3.8)
  Control 40 106 (96 to 115) 15.1 (10.7 to 20.4)  
Simulated turbine passage
  Single-suture 100 103 (95 to 116) 13.1 (9.0 to 18.6) 3.1 (2.2 to 4.4)
  Double-suture 101 103 (95 to 117) 13.0 (8.8 to 17.9) 3.1 (2.2 to 4.5)
  1. aTagged fish were also exposed to simulated turbine passage.