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S.O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center

S.O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center

Campus: Amherst
Type: Off-Campus Research Facility


A 40,000 square – foot research complex established by the U.S. Geological Survey – Biological Resources Division, Department of the Interior to study the physiology, behavior, and ecology of anadromous fishes and to design and test experimental fish passages and hydraulic structures. Located adjacent to the Connecticut River in northwestern Massachusetts; affiliated with the UMass Amherst campus.

Includes a 2400 square – foot fish – rearing facility; hydraulics lab with 120 ft. x 40 ft. x 20 ft. experimental flumes with direct flow of 200 cfs for design and testing of fish – passage structures; and modern equipment for studies of fish physiology, biochemistry, endocrinology, bioenergetics, microscopy, and radiotelemetry.

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