Stories with the tag: Wildlife Research
PNNL scientists working with colleagues from Laos and Brazil – areas where huge dams are being built or planned – have published new findings on keeping fish healthy as they pass through dams and other hydropower structures.
Release Date: 4/14/2014
By adjusting water discharges in ways designed to boost salmon productivity, officials at Priest Rapids dam in central Washington were able to more than triple the numbers of juvenile salmon downstream of the dam over a 30-year period.
Release Date: 2/25/2014
Scientists have created a microbattery, just slightly larger than a long grain of rice, that packs twice the energy compared to current microbatteries used to monitor the movements of salmon through rivers in the Pacific Northwest and around the world.
Release Date: 2/17/2014
Ocean conditions such as current directions and water temperature play a huge role in determining the behavior of young migrating salmon, according to researchers who monitored the first movements of salmon as they exited the Columbia River and headed for
Release Date: 11/7/2013
A new laboratory test can help limit the injuries fish receive from loud, underwater booms created during pile driving, the practice of pounding long, hollow steel piles into the ocean floor to erect structures such as tidal energy turbines.
Release Date: 6/20/2012
PNNL scientists are examining how aquatic animals behave around electromagnetic fields similar to those expected to be created by marine power devices.
Release Date: 9/20/2010
The new Juvenile Salmon Acoustic Telemetry System more precisely tracks the migration of juvenile salmon in deep, fast-moving rivers than comparable methods, suggests a paper in the January edition of the journal Fisheries.
Release Date: 1/8/2010
A team of Northwest researchers are researching the unusual life history of fall Chinook salmon on the Clearwater River in Idaho, where many fish delay their migration to the ocean for a year.
Release Date: 9/17/2009
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will receive more than $6.8 million total over three years to advance the production of renewable power from the movement of oceans and rivers. PNNL will also lead a study looking at the environmental impacts of hydrokinetic and marine energy, which includes tidal and wave power.
Release Date: 9/1/2009
PNNL researchers will discuss how they used two technologies - the Juvenile Salmon Acoustic Telemetry System (JSATS) and river modeling - to improve salmon dam passage during Waterpower XVI, a conference for professionals in the hydroelectric industry that will run July 27-30, 2009, in Spokane, Wash.
Release Date: 8/19/2009