Delta Smelt On The Verge: Efforts To Save Smelt Have Far-Reaching Impact

Escalon Times

It smells like cucumbers.

It tops out at 4 inches in length.

It is a luminous silvery blue color.

That is what a Delta smelt looks and smells like in a nutshell.

At one point the fish that have a one-year life cycle were so plentiful that they were caught and sold commercially.

Today the fish that are unique to the San Joaquin-Sacramento Delta are on the verge of extinction in the wild.

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