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September 19, 2017 | 4 minute read
What action is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) taking? The Service is protecting the Pearl darter under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as a threatened species. Threatened status means this fish may become endangered throughout a significant part of its range in the foreseeable future if steps are not taken to conserve it and its habitat. What is the Pearl darter? The Pearl darter is a freshwater fish measuring about two and a half inches in length. Learn more...
September 19, 2017 | 3 minute read
It has been more than 40 years since the Pearl darter – a small, snub-nosed fish – lived in the Pearl River system in Louisiana and Mississippi. Today, it is only found in the Pascagoula River system in Mississippi and poor water quality is taking a toll on the tiny fish. To safeguard this species, the Service has added the Pearl darter to the list of protected wildlife under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Read the full story...