The College at Brockport is getting a grant to study the diet of salmon, trout, and other Great Lakes fish in hopes of identifing the source of a vitamin deficiency that causes early mortality syndrome.
Jacques Rinchard is an associate professor at the College of Brockport. He says certain fish are suffering from low levels of thiamine, or vitamin B1, in their diet.
"They can have wiggling or uncoordinated behavior and it could lead to the death of the adult."
It can also prevent fish eggs from hatching.