Risk assessments may help control spread of trout whirling disease
There are 1 comment on the McKenzie River Reflections/STPNS story from Dec 6, 2008, titled Risk assessments may help control spread of trout whirling disease. In it, McKenzie River Reflections/STPNS reports that:CORVALLIS: Improved techniques have been developed by microbiologists from Oregon State University to assess the threat from whirling disease, a deadly parasitic infection of rainbow trout and other salmonids, ...
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#1 Dec 7, 2008
"Human movement of fish appears to pose the greatest risk, researchers concluded"
It figures. People are always the biggest meddlers in Nature and therefore the biggest threat. Maybe we should leave stuff we aren't smart enough to understand alone.
Whirling disease has made fishing in Montana a futile pastime. Sure, the long term drought has added to the problem but hardly as much as this man-made epidemic.
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