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Response to Comment on "Declining Wild Salmon Populations in Relation to Parasites from Farm Salmon"

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Science  19 Dec 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5909, pp. 1790
DOI: 10.1126/science.1156578

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Abstract

We evaluated the effect of sea lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) infestations on wild pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) populations in the Broughton Archipelago, British Columbia. Riddell et al. suggest that we ignored factors and selectively used data. Here, we clarify misunderstandings and provide analysis to test the strength of our conclusions.

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