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Nicholls alligator gar research continues

Dr. Allyse Ferrara, associate professor of biological sciences at Nicholls State University, injects hormones into an adult alligator gar at the LSU Aquaculture Research Station near Baton Rouge on Thursday, June 23.

Ferrara and Nicholls graduate student Kent Bollfrass spent the morning at the LSU station injecting hormones to induce spawning in alligator gar for larvae research. Collected by Nicholls, the gar are housed at the LSU research station, facilitating collaborative research efforts between the two institutions. For additional information, go to www.nicholls.edu/bayousphere/index.htm.

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