In Montana, the trout in the Clark Fork have the whirling disease and chase their tails until they wash up in the shallows.
What does WD stand for?
WD stands for Whirling Disease (Rainbow Trout disease)
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- Western Digital (storge solutions)
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- Western Economic Diversification Canada (Canada)
- Westminster Dragoons (UK Territorial Army)
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- Wet/Dry Index
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- Wheeler Dealers
- When Discovered (Nalcomis)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Whirling disease can move downstream at an astonishing rate of 15 to 20 miles a year, and neither cutthroat nor rainbow trout are immune.
But the ugly specter of whirling disease threatens the species and Colorado's sizable rainbow fishing economy.
Colorado's hatcheries experienced an epidemic of whirling disease that peaked in 1995, when 4 million fish -- more than 85 percent of all hatchery stock -- were infected.
Likely candidates are maintaining the bed tax for tourism; the environmental impacts; infrastructure; marketing; educating the public about the positives of tourism; and whirling disease.