Trout species thought to be extinct found alive in Southwest Colorado

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Trout species thought to be extinct found alive in Southwest Colorado

Wildlife experts able to match DNA with fish samples collected in 1870s
Wildlife experts have been able to match cutthroat trout samples collected in 1874 to eight small populations of trout found in the San Juan River basin.

Trout species thought to be extinct found alive in Southwest Colorado

Wildlife experts have been able to match cutthroat trout samples collected in 1874 to eight small populations of trout found in the San Juan River basin.

Trout species thought to be extinct found alive in Southwest Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has found a cutthroat trout species thought to be extinct. The agency has plans to develop a strategy to reintroduce the fish in rivers throughout the region.
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