Category Archives: Fisheries Biology and Genetics

Genetic Facts should not be Overlooked in Pursuit of the Truth

__________________________________________________________ For decades now, genetic science has continuously been breaking new ground regarding the ability to identify specific trout species and their ancestral lineages. Though we are currently still without the ultimate identifiers that would tell the story of the … Continue reading

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Native Salmonid Enthusiasm; Retrospection and Consideration

the most extraordinary aspect to this story is the degree of amazing science that was applied in order to prevent the Redfish Lake Sockeye salmon from disappearing into the annals of extinction Continue reading

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Past History, Geology – the Hope of Future Prospect & Promise

Ever since awareness of the Alvord Cutthroat Trout, and the presence of a phenotypical ACT remnant in SE Oregon came to light (eight+ years ago now), a fair amount of thought has been applied regarding the origins and development of … Continue reading

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Status Progress Update: Fish Biologist and Alvord Phenotypes

No doubt, we’ve been long overdue for reaching-out to the Klamath Hatchery to find out how the juvenile phenotypical Alvord cutthroat trout have been doing. And, long overdue for touching base with the ODFW Hines District Office of regarding their … Continue reading

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Refugium: An area where special environmental circumstances enable a species to survive – after extinction in adjacent areas.

Even with some hopeful success regarding the plight and the effort to rescue a remnant of phenotypical Alvord cutthroat trout in SE Oregon (such as hopeful survival of up-to eighty phenotypes at SE Oregon’s Fort Klamath Hatchery) — yet the … Continue reading

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Absolutely, Among the Rarest of Species on Planet Earth

Of trout species native to the Great Basin and Range, many are uniquely adapted to the alkaline environments and the harsh extremes of this desolate, austere, expanse.  In such lethal environs, species that adapt, even by losing the natural predisposition for … Continue reading

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Kudos to Shannon Hurn — Best Wishes on Her new Journey

We heard from Shannon Hurn today that the Guano Creek fish at the hatchery have finally started growing — and have shot up to an average of 100 mm.  We also were informed that Shannon will be leaving the Fisheries … Continue reading

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The State of the Art of De-Extinction

Generally a subject that I’ve not commented on . . .  nor given much thought about it as a credible consideration where the extinct Alvord cutthroat trout are concerned . . . Yet times and technology are continually changing.  New thought … Continue reading

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of Fisheries Biologists and a Remarkable Genetic History of Cutthroat Trout

Years ago we came across an article in the Lacrosse Tribune regarding a local Fisheries Biologist who was utilizing what were then deemed to be somewhat unorthodox methods for restoring native trout — yet his work yielded superlative results, and perhaps set a model … Continue reading

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