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Event Date:  February 5, 2020

Purpose: Efforts on this day were largely to place about 1,000 salmon into the protective cages to enable them to safely grow to a minimum size thus allowing them to be fitted with a “telemetry tag” which is surgically inserted into each fish prior to their release into the Sacramento River.


The UC Davis team heading out to place baby salmon into the protective cages.
The UC Davis team heading out to place baby salmon into the protective cages.

Close-up view of the baby salmon
Close-up view of the baby salmon before placement into the cages.

Video of the UC Davis team leading the fish, now within aerated coolers, from the UC Davis fish delivery truck towards the field plots.

Video transfer of the fish from the aerated coolers, positioned in the boat,  into buckets to be hand-carried out to the cages.

Transfer of salmon into buckets across the first berm that separates the supply water pond from the first of eight special test plots.
Transfer of salmon into buckets across the first berm that separates the supply water pond from the first of eight special test plots.

One of many containers of salmon being hand-carried across the test plot for placement into one of the protective cages.
One of many containers of salmon being hand-carried across the test plot for placement into one of the protective cages.

#28:   Video of fish being carefully placed into the protective cages.

Fish being carefully placed into the protective cages.
Fish being carefully placed into the protective cages.

More fish being carefully placed into the protective cages.
Fish being carefully placed into the protective cages.

Member of the UC Davis team measuring critical biological water quality parameters.
Member of the UC Davis team measuring critical biological water quality parameters.

A video montage of the UC Davis team deploying salmon into the protective cages out at River Garden Farms