The Remarkable Binge-Eating Bull Trout

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Meet one of the champion binge eaters of the world: bull trout. When the young salmon are running, bull trout are feeding — and stuffing themselves more than even biologists thought possible.

In 2013 and 2014, researchers teamed up with USGS biologists to conduct feeding trials on bull trout in a lab setting and to take field samples on Lake Chilco in BC. What they found was astounding and suggests that bull trout can eat 5 to 12 percent of its body weight in a given day.

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