Research Team Studies Salmon In Clayton

Research Team Studies Salmon In Clayton

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What do king salmon do during the day? A new study with Cornell University is looking to uncover that.

We caught up with a research team conducting the study in Clayton Tuesday.

They hunt for king salmon to test their behaviors and learn their effects on the economic drive on Lake Ontario.

"We've captured and tagged these fish actually with some of these tags to gain more information about the salmon. To learn their movements during the day, we've got depth sensors in these tags as well as temperature sensors, and also accelerometers, when the fish are swimming rapidly to catch prey we can also detect that," said Jesse Lepak, fishery health specialist.

New York Sea Grant is helping fund an extension of the study. The hope is that the study will give new insights about king salmon to the charter fishing industry.

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