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    The East Machias Aquatic Research Center cycles the river water through the hatchery in an attempt to imprint the river's characteristics on the salmon raised at the hatchery.

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    Students from the University of Maine Machias clip fins on fall par salmon at the research center.

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    This sign greets students from the University of Maine Machias as they clip fins on fall par salmon.

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    A salmon par swims in a tank at the East Machias Aquatic Research Center. Salmon runs are down in most rivers in Maine and researchers think the reason may be the disappearance of their food source off Greenland and Atlantic Canada, where Maine's salmon go to feed.

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    A clipped par salmon slides down a chute at the East Machias Aquatic Research Center.

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    UMaine Machias students work with the salmon raised at the hatchery.

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