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“It’s very difficult to catch fish in streams with large rocks and fast water,” says Larry Page. So he hired help. Raising a ruckus, local residents drive fish into the scientists’ nets. In calmer waters researchers go “hoggin’”—wading into the shallows, then sticking a hand into a log or other dark, wet place. “You pull out whatever is in there,” says Page, “and hopefully all your fingers as well.”

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Camera: Leica M6
Film Type: Velvia
Lens: 28mm f2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/30 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Overcast
Time of Day: Evening
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