Non Arguement passage.
The passage given is a non arguement passage , the passage is more of a report especially the introductory part where the author said ''Since the 1950s a malady called whirling disease has invaded U.S. fishing streams, frequently attacking rainbow trout.'' this highlighted phrase is a report gathered or investigated by the author which was gotten as a result of his own personal findings or from history. For an argument passage, the introductory part will have portrayed what the author implied, there will be an indication of the authors stance or favoured opinion which of course will be backed by evidence from his or her findings. as such, there is nothing of such which may serve as a precursor to indicate or informed us if the passage is that of an arguement. Again, the passage is a report and not an argument. as nothing can be inferred from the paragraph to point to us if it is an argument passage.
However, there is a conclusion in the passage and conclusions has arrived by the author must have been from a detailed findings and research, if possible an experimental study before a conclusion can be reached as the last line of the paragraph says ''A parasite deforms young fish, which often chase their tails before dying, hence the name.'' The conclusion is that parasite are known to cause deformation in young fish.