23 Mar 2016

Chinook Salmon - Dr Patrice Rosengrave

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:26 pm on 23 March 2016

New research into how chinook salmon reproduce has just been released by the University of Otago. It's the first evidence that cryptic female choice contributes to reproductive success. Chinook salmon, are native to the north-west coast of North America, and north-east Asia. The species was introduced here in the early 1900's and New Zealand remains the only place in the world, where the species has successfully been established. The research, was supported by the Marsden Fund of New Zealand, and appears in the UK journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. It was undertaken by Department of Anatomy researchers Dr Patrice Rosengrave and Professor Neil Gemmell.