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WSU research reaches to marine science center display

By Tim Marsh, WSU News retiree

NEWPORT, Ore. – Tropical yellow tang, among the most popular aquarium fish, on display in the visitor center of the Hatfield Marine Science Center are part of a research project about aquarium fish survival conducted in part by researchers at Washington State University Vancouver.

A sign near the tank states, “These yellow tang are part of a joint research project with Oregon State University and Washington State University. The fish were collected on a coral reef in Hawaii and then transported here. Scientists are researching the best techniques in collection and handling to have a 100 percent survival rate.”

To learn more, see the article, “Managing Nemo,” from the summer 2012 issue of Washington State Magazine at



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