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Research Article

Recent Salmon Declines: A Result of Lost Feeding Opportunities Due to Bad Timing?

  • Cedar M. Chittenden mail,

    Cedar.M.Chittenden@uit.no

    Affiliations: Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway, Centre for Aquaculture and Environmental Research, The University of British Columbia and Department of Fisheries and Oceans, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Jenny L. A. Jensen,

    Affiliation: Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway

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  • David Ewart,

    Affiliation: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Shannon Anderson,

    Affiliation: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Shannon Balfry,

    Affiliation: Centre for Aquaculture and Environmental Research, The University of British Columbia and Department of Fisheries and Oceans, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Elan Downey,

    Affiliation: British Columbia Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Alexandra Eaves,

    Affiliation: British Columbia Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Sonja Saksida,

    Affiliation: British Columbia Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Brian Smith,

    Affiliation: Seymour Salmonid Society, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Stephen Vincent,

    Affiliation: Seymour Salmonid Society, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • David Welch,

    Affiliation: Kintama Research Corp, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

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  • R. Scott McKinley

    Affiliation: Centre for Aquaculture and Environmental Research, The University of British Columbia and Department of Fisheries and Oceans, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Published: August 27, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012423
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Cedar M. Chittenden, Jenny L. A. Jensen
Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
David Ewart, Shannon Anderson
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
Cedar M. Chittenden, Shannon Balfry, R. Scott McKinley
Centre for Aquaculture and Environmental Research, The University of British Columbia and Department of Fisheries and Oceans, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Elan Downey, Alexandra Eaves, Sonja Saksida
British Columbia Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
Brian Smith, Stephen Vincent
Seymour Salmonid Society, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
David Welch
Kintama Research Corp, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: Cedar.M.Chittenden@uit.no

Competing Interests

Dr. David Welch is the president of Kintama Research. Kintama Research is an environmental consultancy that designed and deployed large parts of the current array. Their operating costs come partly from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CMC DE SA SB ED AE SS BS SV DW RSM. Performed the experiments: CMC DE SA SB ED AE SS BS SV DW. Analyzed the data: CMC JLAJ DE SA SB ED AE SS SV DW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CMC JLAJ DE SA SB ED AE SS BS SV DW RSM. Wrote the paper: CMC JLAJ DE SA SB ED AE SS SV DW RSM.