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These are steelhead salmon smolts (Oncorhynchus mykiss) being raised at a hatchery. They will soon be transported to release streams in the hope that some of them will survive their migration to the sea; but the heavily dammed Columbia river and its tributaries have become an obstacle course for several imperiled species. In addition the Native Americans, to whom the salmon runs are crucial, find fishing very poor. (US: Threatened)

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Greenback cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki stomias) at the Denver Aquarium.

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Greenback cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki stomias) at the Denver Aquarium.

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