Frogs, toads, and hungry trout

In the late 1800s, most high Sierra Nevada lakes were teeming with frogs and toads, but contained virtually no fish. Over the past century, however, the number Read More…

Living on the edge

The Devils Hole pupfish (Cyprinodon diabolis) lives in the hot, alkaline, and low-oxygen waters of Devils Hole, Nevada, where the water can reach a scalding 34° C Read More…

Fish in unlikely places

Our complex and amazing planet encompasses a vast range of extremes, from highly saline waters, to extreme temperatures (both hot and cold), and extreme ranges of pH Read More…

Living treasure: Jullien’s golden carp

The Mekong River is home to many imperiled living treasures: unique fish species of great cultural, economic, and conservation value that are now endangered. The Jullien's Golden Read More…

Rare juvenile native turtle

The Western Pond Turtle or Pacific Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata) is the only native turtle that lives in northern and central California. It ranges from Washington to Read More…