Playing cutthroat

Playing cutthroat

Hatchery’s artificial spawning helps native fish recover place in wild
Toby Mourning, manager of the Division of Wildlife’s hatchery in Durango, gathers eggs from a Colorado River cutthroat female.
The Colorado River cutthroat trout are sedated before being handled by fish hatchery employees. Males of the Weminuche strain are seen here.
Cutthroat eggs are squeezed from a female, as seen here, and then covered by milt from a male to be fertilized.
From left, fish hatchery employees Toby Mourning, Riley Morris and Ray Archuleta prepare to gather eggs from the Colorado River cutthroat trout in one of the raceways.
The Division of Wildlife’s Riley Morris looks at cutthroat eggs that were gathered the week before at the Durango hatchery.
Toby Mourning squeezes eggs out of a Weminuche cutthroat. The fish is one of some 500 cutthroat that will contribute eggs or milt this spring to maintain a brood stock for future stocking of the species.
Fish in early stages of development at the Durango Fish Hatchery.

Playing cutthroat

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Toby Mourning, manager of the Division of Wildlife’s hatchery in Durango, gathers eggs from a Colorado River cutthroat female.
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The Colorado River cutthroat trout are sedated before being handled by fish hatchery employees. Males of the Weminuche strain are seen here.
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Cutthroat eggs are squeezed from a female, as seen here, and then covered by milt from a male to be fertilized.
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From left, fish hatchery employees Toby Mourning, Riley Morris and Ray Archuleta prepare to gather eggs from the Colorado River cutthroat trout in one of the raceways.
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The Division of Wildlife’s Riley Morris looks at cutthroat eggs that were gathered the week before at the Durango hatchery.
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Toby Mourning squeezes eggs out of a Weminuche cutthroat. The fish is one of some 500 cutthroat that will contribute eggs or milt this spring to maintain a brood stock for future stocking of the species.
Fish in early stages of development at the Durango Fish Hatchery.
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