Experts struggling to save tiny 'bejeweled' fish from extinction 
US Source: kxxv 10/30/2022
Experts struggling to save tiny 'bejeweled' fish from extinction
Credit: Casey Phillips/Tennessee Aquarium via AP
It was a crisp fall day when biologist Bernie Kuhajda drove to a nondescript trickle of water running through a Middle Tennessee cow pasture to try to keep a small, brightly colored fish from becoming extinct.
 

The trickle — little more than a few big mud puddles — was one of the last bodies of water left with a population of Barrens topminnows, and it was drying up.

So Kuhajda and his team donned waders and dragged a large sieve through the muddy pools, collecting 64 of the small, iridescent killifish to take back to the Tennessee Aquarium, where they maintain an “ark population” as a hedge against their possible disappearance in the wild.

 
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