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Table 2 Tag shedding and mortality over 60 days for three tag groups of juvenile Chinook salmon reared at two temperatures: cool (mean 13.4 °C) and warm (17.8 °C)

From: The effects of water temperature, acoustic tag type, size at tagging, and surgeon experience on juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) tag retention and growth

Temperature Tag group n Shed tags Mortality Total lost Total lost (%)
Cool Control 32 na 2 2 6.3
Cool Standard 32 4 1 5 15.6
Cool Injectable 32 1 0 1 3.1
Warm Control 32 na 0 0 0.0
Warm Standard 32 6 0 6 18.8
Warm Injectable 32 8 4 12 37.5
  1. Total lost are combined tags shed and mortalities for each tag group and temperature treatment. na: not applicable as control fish did not receive an acoustic tag