Juvenile steelhead doing what it takes to become a smolt: You grow in summer, I’ll grow in winter

September 26, 2016

Did you know that the growth rate of steelhead can vary depending on the season of the year? This variation in growth rate can be considerable.

There are a number of reasons that juvenile steelhead grow at different rates during the year. Two recent papers highlight this biological complexity and address some of the potential causes.

Juvenile steelhead doing what it takes to become a smolt: You grow in summer, I’ll grow in winter

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