Long Run of a Tagged Salmon, Daily Racing Form, 1919-01-05


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LONG RUN OF A TAGGED SALMON The bureau has. received from John P. Babcock of the Fisheries Department of British Columbia record of the capture in the upper Fraser River of a soekeye bearing on its tail a button that had been inserted in the marking experiments on Puget Sound, to which previous reference has been made. The fish dip-netted by an Indian at Soda Creek Canyon. British Columbia, on August 10, had been taken at Village Point. Lumni Island, Wash., on July 19. Soda Creek is approximately 400 miles from the mouth of the Fraser River, and Village Point is about seventy miles from the same place. Therefore, assuming that the fish moved by the most direct route, the average rate of travel was seventeen miles a day. Mr. Babcock, writing from Quesnel. British Columbia, on August 28, advises that all Indians in that section have been looking for button-bearing .salmon, they having been furnished with copies of the circular describing the experiment. He had learned of the capture by an Indian woman In Chimney Creek; forty miles below Soda Creek, of a sockeye with a hole and a slit in the upper part of the tail, indicating where a button had been pulled out-

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