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'Combat Biology' on the Klamath

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Science  04 Apr 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5616, pp. 36-39
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5616.36

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Accused of "junk science," biologists are battling farmers on one side and the National Academy of Sciences on the other while trying to save endangered fish species that swim the Klamath River. This classic western water fight pits two of the region's major occupations--farming and fishing--against each other. At stake is the future of two fish populations whose needs are sometimes in conflict.