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Electrofishing effects on gas bubble trauma in sculpins

Data Categories Water quality, Physiology, Gas bubble trauma, Total dissolved gas, Electrofishing
Dates of Data 2021 TO 2021
Data Set Status Complete
Data Set Update Schedule None planned.
Date Data Set Published on StreamNet Data Store 04-22-2022
Project Name & Number 1991-029-00
Purpose of Data Set The U.S. Geological Survey began monitoring the incidence of GBT in native, nonsalmonids below Snake and Columbia river dams beginning in 2021. Concern was raised over using backpack electrofishing to collect fish because it was contended that it might contribute to GBT in sculpin since those fish can respire for short periods of time through their skin. A laboratory experiment was conducted to test this hypothesis.
Summary / Abstract This contains data obtained from experiments examining the effects of backpack electrofishing on gas bubble trauma (GBT) development in prickly and reticulate sculpins. Sculpins were exposed to various levels of total dissolved gas in the laboratory then subjected to either 5-second electroshock or sham treatments. Fish were examined and photographed before and after treatment to quantify changes in the incidence of GBT.
Broad Biological Groups Fishes
Taxa Prickly sculpin (Cottus asper)
Reticulate sculpin (Cottus perplexus)
Location Not applicable
NPCC Subbasins (2001 Subbasins) Basinwide
Hatcheries None
Dams None
Keywords Water quality, Physiology, Gas bubble trauma, Total dissolved gas, Electrofishing, Sculpins
Lead Person and Organization That Created the Data Set Ken Tiffan, US Geological Survey (USGS)
Other Participating Organizations Funding provided by Bonneville Power Administration
Contact Person for Questions About the Data Name:  Ken Tiffan
Organization:  U.S. Geological Survey
Address:  5501A Cook-Underwood Rd.
Cook, WA  98605
Phone:  509-538-2972
Broad Category of Methods Lab
Data Collection Methods Electrofishing
File Formats Microsoft Excel 2000 or later
Data structure description There are two data sheets and one "Read Me" sheet. The Read Me sheet explains the columns in the two data sheets.
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