Science activity
Science activity #49825, updated 29 April 2022

Defining the fundamental niche of Longfin Smelt [Spirinchus thaleichthys]: Physiological mechanisms of environmental tolerance.

Description / purpose

This Project will evaluate reproductive output, embryo to larval development, and growth and maturation of Longfin Smelt (Spirinchus thaleichthys). This Project is designed to comprehensively assess effects of extreme events and their interaction with contaminant effects, and aims to fill knowledge gaps relating to turbidity (e.g., stress levels associated with predation risk), age-specific fecundity, egg and early larval buoyancy, and other essential requirements for captive rearing conditions that will aid the successful culture.

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Activity status

  • Awarded / Initiating (2017)
  • In progress / Ongoing (0 - 0)
  • Complete

Funding summary

Total allocated funding: $1,597,446

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Implementing organization University of California - Davis [UC Davis]
Funding organization California Department of Fish and Wildlife [CDFW]
Funding Source California Department of Fish and Wildlife CDFW - Prop 1
Date of award Not provided
Date of fiscal year-end Not provided
Total award amount $1,597,446
State type of obligation Not provided
Federal type of obligation Not provided
Reimbursability Not provided
Procurement mechanism Not provided


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