NY rainbow trout need more vitamin B

January 8, 2015 8:33 AM

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A severe thiamine (vitamin B) deficiency has increased mortality rates and sporadic behavior of adult steelhead, a species of rainbow trout found throughout the Great Lakes.

Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner Joe Martens today announced that the DEC would seek help from fish experts and Cornell University staff to determine the cause in the high mortality rates, Gannett's Denise Nickerson reports.

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