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Cutthroats no homebodies

New research may have us rethinking our "resident" cutthroats, long though to be a homebody species.

Updated: May 31, 2006, 7:23 PM ET
By Craig Springer |
Special to ESPN Outdoors

Salmon and steelhead migrations are storied. But scientists have long reasoned that inland trout were homebodies, that they stayed put throughout life. Some of the research backed up the notion.

If you've got a hot spot that goes cold, maybe it's not that the fish stopped feeding — maybe they moved on.

A study by Canadian trout biologists in the early 1990s showed that a great majority of cutthroats in a coastal stream moved less that ...

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