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Gordy Axel

Gordon Axel

Research Fishery Biologist
Ecosystem Analysis Program
Ecosystem analysis, juvenile salmonid survival
Office: (509) 539-1270

Gordon Axel

Research Fishery Biologist


Gordon Axel has been working for FE since 1997. He has conducted salmon research using tools such as PIT tags and radiotelemetry. He received a B.S. from Washington State University.

Current Research

Gordy's current research projects include the effects of spill on juvenile salmonid passage through dams, subyearling chinook salmon passage in the McNary Dam juvenile fish bypass facility, evaluating the full-flow PIT-tag detection system at McNary Dam, evaluating transportation of subyearling chinook salmon at McNary Dam and monitoring the migrations of wild Snake River spring and summer chinook salmon smolts. In addition, he coordinates the PIT tag Research and Development project for NWFSC.