The uncertain future of the Delta smelt

From the FishBio blog:


The lowest ever recorded index of abundance for delta smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus) was reported earlier this year in the results from the 2014 California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Fall Midwater Trawl (FMWT) of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, raising questions about the future survival of the species. In addition, all other species reported, with the exception of threadfin shad, were lower than values reported in 2013. Although the threatened delta smelt exhibited a slight increase in abundance in 2011, the years following were all marked by low abundance … ”

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