Elemental signatures in otoliths of hatchery rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss): distinctiveness and utility for detecting origins and movement
Daniel K Gibson-Reinemer, Brett M Johnson, Patrick J Martinez, Dana L Winkelman, Alan E Koenig, Jon D Woodhead
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences | NATL RESEARCH COUNCIL CANADA-N R C RESEARCH PRESS | Published : 2009
Two anonymous reviewers and the associate editor provided helpful reviews. We thank the CDOW and Wyoming Game and Fish managers and hatchery personnel for their cooperation and assistance. John Stednick, Colorado State University, provided valuable guidance. Allan Shiller, University of Southern Mississippi, analyzed water and feed samples. Steven Campana, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, gave helpful advice regarding water and dietary contributions to otolith chemistry. Larry Scott, Colorado Geological Survey, provided geologic map data. Financial support was provided by the Whirling Disease Initiative, CDOW Law Enforcement and Aquatic sections, and the West Denver Chapter of Trout Unlimited.