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San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge Provides Federally Listed Fish to Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum
Southwest Region, May 12, 2010
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Yaqui Beautiful Shiner.  Photo by William Radke, 2/2007, San Bernardino NWR, Douglas, AZ
Yaqui Beautiful Shiner. Photo by William Radke, 2/2007, San Bernardino NWR, Douglas, AZ - Photo Credit: n/a
Yaqui Chub.  Photo by William Radke, 6/2005, San Bernardino NWR, Douglas, AZ
Yaqui Chub. Photo by William Radke, 6/2005, San Bernardino NWR, Douglas, AZ - Photo Credit: n/a

San Bernardino NWR is working with the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum on their native fish public education program, specifically for fish from the Río Yaqui drainage.  In the past, the refuge has provided beautiful shiner to the museum for a captive breeding program, but there was little success, possibly due to low numbers of fish the refuge could provide.  This year the refuge brought approximately 80 beautiful shiner.  These fish were available from the captive breeding project the refuge initiated last year.  The refuge also provided about 50 Yaqui chub to the museum.  The museum plans to use these fish for captive breeding and for display.


Contact Info: Christopher Lohrengel, 520-364-2104 x.106, chris_lohrengel@fws.gov



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