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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Scientists Develop Muscular Trout


Muscular trout? Who knew that there are body builder rainbows out there?

Well...scientists from the University of Rhode Island's Department of Fisheries have been working to genetically engineer these hunks. They have 15 - 20% more flesh on them and really look weird. (okay, the last part was just my opinion.)

Scientists injected 20,000 trout eggs with dna from other species making them transgenic. It apparently worked on about 300 fish, making them more muscular.

And you know one of the most interesting things about all of this? It isn't an April Fool's joke. You can read about it here.

See you tomorrow. And I promise, no more weird fish stories.