What do you think? Watch and read before you answer please.
In a March 2012 trawl survey, wildlife officials found 296 fish. An
identical sampling a month later found 143. But in April 2015, officials
found a single fish, not enough to propagate the species.
Biologists successfully raise the smelt in dozens of
temperature-controlled tanks. Beginning with 160 fish in 2006, the labs
produce 250 pairs a year using artificial insemination, squeezing eggs
from each female into a bowl, then fertilizing them with male sperm. Two
months later, the tiny larvae emerge from beakers full of eggs. Problem is the fish, which live no longer than a year, have nowhere
to go. Unable to survive in the delta, most are handed over to
researchers trying to figure out how to save the species.
Why are none being released to see if they survive after this many years of diverting the water ?
Why just pass them around and for how long?
Will they lose the ability to produce naturally?
Who is paying for the study and how long dose it last?
Why not divert some water to the farmers?
Produce will sky rocket, more farms, homes property lost, higher unemployment.
No easy solution. :(