Scrounging food from friends

Salmon Coast researchers and collaborators have documented “scrounging” behaviour in juvenile coho salmon, where coho will steal prey from a conspecific (fish of the same species) rather than capture their own. The observational study revealed that mainly large coho scrounge from small coho, which inspired a game-theory model for how body size can influence optimal … Continue reading Scrounging food from friends

Seasons in the field: Spring 2019

Spring reflects the signs of new beginnings, nature waking from it’s winter rest ready to start afresh for the coming year—daffodils bursting from the ground, bears emerging from their slumber, and juvenile salmon starting their journey into the open ocean. Spring is also the start of field season here at Salmon Coast Field Station. As … Continue reading Seasons in the field: Spring 2019