Fish Species of California's News

February 25, 2020

Mystery Of Malformed Fish In California Solved By Analyzing ‘Ear Rocks’.

Toxic metals can cause such growth anomalies. To see if the animals were exposed to such contaminants, the researchers analyzed the chemical composition of the animal’s otoliths.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2020/02/24/mystery-of-malformed-fish-in-california-solved-by-analyzing-ear-rocks/amp/

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February 10, 2020

Summer-run steelhead are ‘top athletes’ and ‘extraordinary’.

“Steelhead are one of the most iconic fish species on the Pacific coast of the United States,” said U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Damon Goodman, who works in the Arcata office. “One of the things they are most well-known for is their athleticism. They are the top athletes of all salmonids. They can leap up and over waterfalls and swim through extreme rapids to access their habitats.”

https://www.times-standard.com/2020/02/08/summer-run-steelhead-are-top-athletes-and-extraordinary/amp/

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January 29, 2020

It's time for fish education.

The annual Lake Sonoma Steelhead Festival will return with its message of fun and conservation on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Milt Brandt Visitors Center at Lake Sonoma, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

http://www.sonomawest.com/cloverdale_reveille/news/it-s-time-for-fish-education/article_1c4e8e00-42bf-11ea-b3f5-572e7f414ecc.html

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January 28, 2020

Predator fish that anglers love faces uncertain future in California water wars.

In California’s never-ending water and fish wars, the striped bass doesn’t get nearly the publicity as its celebrity counterparts, the endangered Chinook salmon and Delta smelt.

Yet the striped bass is at the heart of a protracted fight over California’s water supply, 140 years after the hard-fighting fish, beloved by anglers, was introduced here from the East Coast.

https://amp.sacbee.com/sports/outdoors/hunting-fishing/article239531963.html

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January 11, 2020

Project to restore American River for native fish leads to surge in salmon nests.

The American River is seeing an increase in native fish nests following a fall project carried out by federal, state and local agencies to re-establish natural spawning habitats.

https://amp.sacbee.com/news/local/environment/article238987383.html

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January 03, 2020

Zero Delta Smelt Found in CDFW Fall Midwater Trawl Survey Two Years in a Row.

“Given the wet year we experienced in 2019, the numbers of Delta smelt, longfin smelt and splittail should have rebounded substantially, but instead it was another disastrous year for all three species,” said Bill Jennings, Executive Director/Chairman of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA).. “Also given the wet year, striped bass, American shad and threadfin shad should have rebounded more than they did. Clearly, the state and federal Delta pumping operations are sending Delta fish species to the guillotine.”

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/02/18829403.php

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December 28, 2019

Rare 7-Year-Old Fall-Run Chinook Salmon Caught Near Bodega Bay.

For just the third time in nearly four decades, California wildlife officials say they’ve documented a 7-year-old fall-run Chinook salmon.

According to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the fish was caught by a commercial salmon troller in July near Bodega Bay. The fish measured 36 inches long.

https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/12/27/7-year-old-chinook-salmon-caught-bodega-bay/amp/

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December 22, 2019

Delta smelt: the tiny fish caught in California's war with Trump.

Harbingers of a diminishing ecosystem, the smelt are almost extinct. Now, forces within the Trump administration could usher them into oblivion.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/22/delta-smelt-fish-trump-california-aoe

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December 19, 2019

What caused a 10-foot shark to wash up and die near a popular surf beach?

A 10-foot shark washed up at San Onofre State Beach just south of San Clemente on Monday, Dec. 16, with experts doing a necropcy a day later to find out just why the sevengill shark ended up on dry land.

https://www.ocregister.com/2019/12/17/what-caused-a-10-foot-shark-to-wash-up-and-die-near-a-popular-surf-beach/amp/

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December 11, 2019

What's Behind the Decline of the West Coast's Herring?

Scientists believe global warming may explain why populations have collapsed. That suggests looming troubles for marine species that rely on the tiny fish.

https://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/whats-behind-the-decline-of-the-west-coasts-herring/Content?oid=28151512&media=AMP+HTML

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