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Tribe's salmon sperm program grows
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NOVEMBER 27, 2000

A salmon sperm bank program initiated by the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho has grown to include almost 2,000 samples of chinook and steelhead salmon.

The program is housed at Washington State University. Sperm can live up to 200 years or more when frozen through a process called cryopreservation.

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Sperm banks a fallback for salmon (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 11/27)

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