State Officials Investigating Dead Whitefish Found in Yellowstone River

State Officials Investigating Dead Whitefish Found in Yellowstone River

News Type: State Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle
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Montana officials are investigating whether an outbreak of disease is responsible for recent mountain whitefish deaths in the Yellowstone River between Livingston and Big Timber.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks began receiving reports of dead whitefish along sections of the river near Big Timber and Livingston last week, according to a news release sent Tuesday.

During checks of the area, biologists saw approximately 200 dead whitefish.