A joint study conducted with Dr Scott Hinch & Dr Tim Clark at UBC and funded by the Pacific Salmon Foundation, this animation shows the rapid downstream migration of wild 2 yr old sockeye smolts. Survival in the lower Fraser River (from Mission downstream) and from the Fraser River mouth to the N Strait of Georgia sub-array was high and similar with our prior survival studies on Cultus Lake sockeye. Our groups identified two areas of unusually high mortality: (1) during the initial downstream section in the Chilko River and (2) between the N Strait of Georgia and Queen Charlotte Strait sub-arrays.

Chilko animation 2010

Chilko animation 2011

Chilko animation 2012

Chilko animation 2013
The Chilko 2013 animation is available in our new animator here.