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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Southern Oregon fish biologists filed a scientific misconduct complaint alleging that the Bureau of Reclamation plans to disband their team for unpopular studies.

Four different federal agencies are all working to save threatened salmon and endangered suckerfish that live in the Klamath River and Klamath Lake.

Biologists with the Bureau of Reclamation say some of their fish studies had unusual results. In one example, they found a population of endangered suckerfish in a part of the river other agencies considered a dead zone. The biologists say their manager criticized them for “proving others wrong.”

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