Hybridization between Native and Invasive Trout is Increasing in the West

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Hybridization, or the interbreeding of species, is increasing between native and invasive trout across the northern Rocky Mountains, according to a study released Tuesday by the U.S. Geological Survey and partners.

These interactions are being enhanced by legacy introductions and climate change, and pose a serious threat to the biodiversity of Rocky Mountain aquatic ecosystems.

LINK (via: USGS)

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