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Table 1 Sample sizes (n), fork lengths (FL), weights (WT), tag burdens, and specific growth rates (SGR) of white sturgeon (means ± standard deviations with ranges in parentheses)

From: A subdermal tagging technique for juvenile sturgeon using a new self-powered acoustic tag

Group n FL (mm) Weight (g) Tag burden (%) SGRFL (% d−1) SGRWT (% d−1)
Tagging day (day 0)
 SPT 30 378 ± 28.8 (310–435) 315 ± 69 (166–467) 0.53 ± 0.13 (0.34–0.96)   
 PIT 27 370 ± 28.8 (320–415) 298 ± 82 (169–436) 0.04 ± 0.01 (0.02–0.06)   
28 days post-tagging
 SPT 28 405 ± 33.4 (320–455) 470 ± 123 (214–726)   0.25 ± 0.15 (0.00–0.49) 1.39 ± 0.76 (– 0.17–2.69)
 PIT 26 414 ± 29.6 (360–460) 517 ± 126 (303–716)   0.41 ± 0.15 (0.00–0.82) 2.02 ± 0.61 (– 0.11–2.82)
101 days post-tagging
 SPT 20 474 ± 39.4 (385–530) 721 ± 171 (365–1027)   0.21 ± 0.05 (0.11–0.30) 0.79 ± 0.19 (0.36–1.12)
 PIT 26 472 ± 31.2 (410–525) 702 ± 166 (414–1023)   0.24 ± 0.06 (0.06–0.32) 0.86 ± 0.21 (0.21–1.10)
595 days post-tagging
 SPT 11 541 ± 61.2 (450–635) 1014.9 ± 339.8 (569.5–1643.2)   0.06 ± 0.02 (0.03–0.08) 0.19 ± 0.04 (0.11–0.25)
  1. Sturgeon that dropped their self-powered tag (SPT group) or PIT tag (PIT group) were excluded from further analyses after the tag drop date. Fish from the PIT group were repurposed after the 101 days post-tagging evaluation; therefore, they are not included in the 595 days post-tagging data