Monday, February 23, 2009

Ash Meadow National Wildlife Preserve

East of Death Valley in Nevada natural warm water springs come pouring out of the ground after traveling a 1000 years underground from snow pack from the distant surrounding mountains. Remnant fish from the last time the valleys were filled with lakes remain in these springs.  The pup fish, supported by their designation of 'endangered', caused this area to be taken back from private ownership (cotton fields and dairy cows) and protected as a National Wildlife Preserve. 
The pup fish are only about 2 inches long.  

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