A Home For Every Species 2017-08-01T16:38:26+00:00

Project Description

A Home For Every Species

ABOUT THE PROJECT

There are 130 native species of fresh water fish in California.  80% of them are in sharp decline.  If trends continue most of them will be extinct by the end of this century.

On September 18, 2016, Peter Moyle and a team of fish biologists traveled to the rugged and remote Red Hills not far from Yosemite Valley to check up on a rare species called the Red Hills Roach.  After four years of severe drought everyone expected it was a goner.  Surprisingly, the little minnow was thriving in every little isolated pool they inspected.

This short video is the first in a series that describe the state’s native fish, their changing habitats and the conservation plans to keep them around. The campaign called, “A Home For Every Species” is being promoted by Dr. Moyle and the UC Davis Center for Watershed Science.