Disease-Resistant Rainbows Reproduce Naturally

From The Coloradoan:
_For the first time since whirling disease decimated most naturally reproducing rainbow trout populations throughout Colorado more than a decade ago, new strains of rainbows have reproduced naturally in the Gunnison River and in ponds located along the Frying Pan River near Basalt. . . .

“No other state has conducted more research into identifying real solutions to the whirling disease problem,’’ said Mark Jones, the DOW’s aquatic research leader. “We could tell this was a good thing from the start.’’_