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Cold Water Fish and Climate Change

Special | 28m 35s

Matthew Mitro, a research scientist with the Wisconsin DNR, discusses the relationship between higher water temperature and the survival rate of fish. For juvenile rainbow trout, higher water temperatures resulted in higher consumption rates. Eating more made the trout more vulnerable to predators. This resulted in a 50%.reduction in the survival rate.

Aired: 03/26/09

Rating: TV-G

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