Can A Disease-Resistant Species Of Rainbow Trout

(12/06/18)

Replenish Its Nearly Decimated Colorado Ancestor?

Colorado’s rainbow trout — once an icon of the Rocky Mountain West — pulled a disappearing act several decades ago.

It was ushered out of Colorado’s river systems by the nefarious whirling disease; a parasite that cripples the trout’s ability to swim.

The disease decimated the rainbow trout’s ability to reproduce in Colorado’s river system, reducing its numbers to less than.............................................


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