Contaminants reveal spatial segregation of sub-adult Chinook salmon residing and feeding in Puget Sound

Category: Fish/Shellfish Research

Published: 2019

Pages: 2

Author(s): Sandie O’Neill, Andrea Carey, Robert Fisk, Mariko Langness, Laurie Niewolny, Gina Ylitalo, James West

  • Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in resident Chinook salmon exceeded the DOH screening level for human consumption in all Puget Sound basins and were highest in South Basin.
  • Chinook salmon have distinct contaminant patterns associated with catch locations, indicating segregated populations with limited feeding distributions.

Suggested citation

O'Neill, S.M., Carey, A.J., Fisk, R.J., Langness, M., Niewolny, L.A., Ylitalo, G.M., and West, J.E. (2019) Contaminants reveal spatial segregation of sub-adult Chinook salmon residing and feeding in Puget Sound. p. 25 in 2018 Salish Sea Toxics Monitoring Synthesis: A Selection of Research. Edited by C.A. James, R. Jordan, M. Langness, J. Lanksbury, D. Lester, S. O’Neill, K. Song, and C. Sullivan. Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program. Tacoma, WA. 88 pp: https:// www.eopugetsound.org/articles/2018-salish-sea-toxics-monitoring-synthesis