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September 14, 2011

Neosho National Fish Hatchery (06:45)

Host: Sarah Leon with David Hendrix

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Neosho National Fish Hatchery
Photo credit: USFWS


Conserving a Missouri River Dinosaur and an Eyeless Ghost Fish—all in a day's work at Neosho National Fish Hatchery.

Neosho National Fish Hatchery is the oldest operating federal fish hatchery in the U.S. Over 130 species of cold, cool, and warm water fish have been produced at the hatchery since it was established in 1888. Today, pallid sturgeon recovery is a major focus for hatchery staff, who also work to protect the endangered Ozark cavefish in one of the springs that supplies the hatchery with water.

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Last updated: September 14, 2011