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2009-04-15 13:34:53

A 20-year U.S. study shows some largemouth bass inherit a vulnerability to being caught, researchers said. The University of Illinois study started in 1975 at a state park. Researchers say anglers had to put each fish that was caught into a live well on their boat. The fish were tagged to keep track of how many times each was caught and all fish were then released. We kept track over four years of all of the angling that went on, and we have a total record -- there were thousands of captures,...

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2009-04-15 08:19:27

In an experiment spanning over 20 years, researchers at the University of Illinois have found that vulnerability to being caught by anglers is a heritable trait in largemouth bass. The study began in 1975 with the resident population of bass in Ridge Lake, an experimental study lake in Fox Ridge State Park in Charleston. The fishing was controlled. For example, anglers had to reserve times, and every fish that was caught was put into a live well on the boat. The fish were measured and tagged...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.