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Richland Students Dissect 40 Pound Fish

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RICHLAND, Wash. - Science class got a little fishy at Lewis and Clark Elementary School in Richland Wednesday.

Benton Conservation District biologists brought the students two Chinook Salmon from Priest Rapids Hatchery to dissect. One of the fish weighed in at 40 pounds and was 45 inches long!

The students use the demonstrations to learn not only about anatomy, but local river systems as well.

"I think this is important hands on science. I think they're excited about learning about science and it's a great gateway to learning about their local environment," said Benton Conservation District Biologist Rachel Little.

Little told NBC Right Now in her 8 years of conducting these events, she's never brought in a fish as big as this one.

BCD sponsors these events at 38 local schools from January through March.

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