Report offers updated Delta smelt findings

rocky smelt headFrom the Delta Stewardship Council newsletter:

“It may take a village to raise a child, but it takes a whole year to make a mature Delta smelt. That’s one of the key findings in an updated conceptual model and recent report of Delta smelt biology by the Interagency Ecological Program’s Management, Analysis, and Synthesis Team (MAST). 

The MAST group is comprised of more than a dozen members from federal and State agencies and boards, including former IEP Lead Scientist and Delta Stewardship Council (Council) scientist Anke Mueller-Solger.  The report, “An updated conceptual model of Delta smelt biology: our evolving understanding of an estuarine fish,” was presented to the Council by MAST members Ted Sommer from the Department of Water Resources and Larry Brown from the U.S. Geological Survey on behalf of the Interagency Ecological Program (IEP) earlier this year. … ”

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