Scientists put autonomous artificial salmon egg incubators to the test in Kamchatka
The students set three incubators, one of which is the result of their own designs. The future scientists scrutinized chum salmon eggs before putting them into the incubators. Only those eggs with embryos inside were taken.
In two to three months scientists plan to announce the first results from this experiment. When the eggs hatch and alevins emerge, the scientists will open the incubators to check the alevins' status and assess the level of their development. From these results, scientists will be able either to recommend or to discard this type of hatchery for Kamchatka.
The autonomous artificial incubators were set in the body of a small brook near the "Paratunsky" salmon breeding facility and will stay there until the end of winter.