Scientists: Brown Trout Shrink in Winter

If you were looking for an excuse not to go in search of a “trophy” trout in the middle of winter, scientists in Norway and Finland may have provided it. A team lead by the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute in Paltamo discovered that “juvenile brown trout reduced in length by as much as 1cm — a shrinkage of approximately 10%. They say this could help the young fish to conserve energy when food is in short supply.” From the BBC News.

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