Recent study examines effects of climate change on cutthroat trout


Colorado’s cutthroat trout live life on the edges, at high elevations and in isolated pockets other trout haven’t been able to reach. It appears to have toughened them up, according to a recent study looking at climate change’s impact on the species.

Rising water temperatures, the Colorado State University study concludes, aren’t impacting the indigenous fish like some of its non-native brothers.

Results of the study, which included six streams in Summit County, indicate that the hardy fish may be less susceptible to increases in water temperature than other trout.

Read more at Summit Daily News.


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