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Yellowstone trout could be in danger

US - Yellowstone National Park in the western United States is seeing a dramatic decrease in trout due to warm temperatures in the air and in the park's rivers.

Artist Hank Wool, who also creates handmade bamboo fly rods and is an avid angler, has lived each summer in the Yellowstone town of Cooke City, and says he's never seen it soo hot.

About 1,000 large and small trout were seen washing downstream after dying during a recent heat wave, it was reported over the weekend.

Fishermen have noticed the change, and some who have been visiting the park for years are beginning to look for other places to fish.

Park authorities have barred fishing during the hottest parts of the day.

Yellowstone authorities and biologists are most eager to save the cutthroat trout, which is native to the Yellowstone rivers.

Source: Science Daily/United Press

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