How the Environment Helps Smolts Survive
Ever wonder how fish like salmon are able to be transformed from freshwater fish to saltwater fish? In the aquaculture industry smoltification (the transfer of tiny salmon from freshwater to saltwater) is a vital part in farming operations. A new study examines how environmental signals, such as light and salt levels, can affect the physiological changes in salmon as they are transferred from one environment to another. Read more about how smolt introduction can be made more successful by controlling environments.