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Breeding Nemo, Maine lab flourishes

Where others failed, grad student finds key to raising saltwater tropical fish

Sea & Reef, run by Soren Hansen, is one of only a few marine labs whose tropical saltwater fish are grown from eggs produced in captivity, including the Maine Blizzard clown fish. Sea & Reef, run by Soren Hansen, is one of only a few marine labs whose tropical saltwater fish are grown from eggs produced in captivity, including the Maine Blizzard clown fish. (Soren Hansen)
By Kelli Whitlock Burton
Globe Correspondent / November 1, 2010

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Soren Hansen’s first marine lab was in the closet of an apartment in Orono, Maine. The University of Maine graduate student wanted to breed saltwater tropical fish in captivity and shared his idea with a few skeptical faculty scientists. (Full article: 1104 words)

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