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Tropical fish – Maine facility breeding clownfish for home aquarium market

by Bill Trotter

FRANKLIN, ME – There’s not much tropical about Maine’sTaunton Bay. The saltwater bay, which is only about 60 miles as the crow flies from the Canadian border, is the northernmost habitat for the horseshoe crab and, given its shallow depths, has been known to freeze over on really cold winter days.

But on the eastern shore of the bay, in a 12,000-square-foot building at the University of Maine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research (CCAR), a tropical world is developing under the watchful eye of Soren Hansen.

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