Event Date: March 4, 2019
Purpose: Placing protective cages out in the flooded bypass (due to the bypass rice fields being extensively flooded in 2019) to prepare for the introduction of juvenile salmon that will receive special telemetry tags enabling researchers to track their progress towards the Pacific Ocean. They will then grow to a minimum size within the cages before the tags can be surgically inserted.
Compilation video to explain the overall work objectives by the research team in the field on this day.
UC Davis researchers taking cages, loaded onto a boat, towards the temporary “shoreline’ of the flooded Yolo Bypass.
Detailed view of the cages used to protect the special telemetry fish. They constructed using 4’ x 4’ x 4’ PVC pipe cubic design.
UC Davis researchers heading out by boat to deploy the protective cages in the flooded bypass while towing extra cages behind them.
Protective cages loaded up on a boat awaiting their journey out to the field site.
Video explanation of the protective cage design and plans for placing the salmon into them after their placement in the floodwaters.
Video of UC Davis researchers carrying cages from their vehicles down to the boats.
Video of UC Davis researchers heading out by boat to deploy the protective cages in the flooded bypass while towing extra cages behind them.
Video of UC Davis researchers loading protective cages onto a boat in preparation for their deployment in the bypass fields.
Video of Rachelle Tallman, UC Davis Science Program Leader, describing the design and use of the protective cages.
Video of UC Davis researchers pulling cages out onto the bypass for their journey out to the field site.