Science: Supersalmon

The broad-beamed chinook salmon were coming home from the sea. Seattle's Lake Union swarmed with the far-ranging voyagers, and when the advance guard struggled up a fish ladder on the campus of the University of Washington, they got an unusually warm reception. Waiting to greet them was Professor (of Fisheries) Lauren R. Donaldson, their breeder, nurse and public relations man. For these were no ordinary salmon. Conceived on the campus, they were the third generation of college-bred chinooks, selected for vigor, meatiness and quick maturing. Dr. Donaldson hopes to develop them into a...

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