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Alaska Fish Factor: Salmon sperm desired for diverse realms of research

 


Salmon skin, heads, bones and other body parts have long been popular in cultural usages around the world. Now add salmon sperm to the list of desirable byproducts being hailed by specialists in two diverse realms of research. 

A team of Japanese researchers is calling dried salmon sperm a miracle product for its ability to extract rare earth elements (REEs) from ore.

An ore is a type of rock that contains minerals with important elements and metals that can be extracted from the earth through mining. The rocks are refined, usually by smelting, to extract the valuable compounds. Retriev...



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