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  • Biologists work to clear the way for fish and other aquatic life

    November 28, 2007 | 3 minute read

    In an effort to help recover North Carolina’s only population of the spotfin chub, a threatened fish, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is leading a project to help open up new habitat for the fish in the Little Tennessee River basin. The spotfin chub was once thought to inhabit only the main stem of the Little Tennessee River, however a mass migration was documented in 1999, two miles up one of the river’s tributaries.  Learn more...


  • A welcome sign that reads Warm Springs Regional Fisheries Center, National Fish Hatchery, Fish Health Lab, Fish Technology Center
    Information icon Welcome to the Warm Springs Regional Fisheries Center. Photo by USFWS.

    Warm Springs Fish Technology Center

    Although most hatchery lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to: Check local hatchery conditions on this website before visiting Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick Learn more about the U.  Learn more...

  • A shallow river flows between two banks covered with trees. Marsh grasses emerge from the water with a small rapid in the foreground.
    Information icon Cahaba River. Photo by Paul Johnson, ADCNR.

    Conservation genetics lab

    Co-located at Warm Springs Fish Technology Center and Auburn University, the Conservation Genetics Lab performs cutting-edge genetics research. We study a variety of aquatic organisms ranging from sturgeon to snails. The lab provides scientific support to national fish hatcheries, and partner with other agencies to use genetic data for improving conservation efforts. We also provide genetic expertise to other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offices to incorporate genetics research into management efforts.  Learn more...

  • A dozen or so brightly colored sperm seen up close under a miscroscope
    Information icon Shortnose sturgeon sper. Photo by USFWS.

    Cryopreservation lab

    Cryopreservation is a process in which a living cell is frozen, stored, thawed, and remains viable. Cryopreservation can allow the conservation of genetic diversity from declining populations, and can help protect against catastrophic losses of valuable populations. Cryopreserved sperm can also assist reproductive efforts by allowing spawning to take place whenever females are ready, reduces the need to hold males, and can increase flexibility and genetic diversity in spawning protocols.  Learn more...

  • A sleepy looing alligator resting on fallen leaves.
    Information icon An American alligator at Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery. Photo © Trent Mitchell.


    Wildlife at Warm Springs Fish Technology Center.  Learn more...


  • A colorful green/brown and red trout covered in small red spots.
    Information icon A wildlife biologist holds a small eastern brook trout. Photo by Steve Droter, Chesapeake Bay Program.

    Brook trout

    The brook trout is a fish native to the eastern United States, and is often referred to as speckled trout, spotted trout, brookie, and squaretail. “Brookies” are considered an indicator species, because they help indicate the health or overall quality of the waters they inhabit.  Visit the species profile...

  • Brown trout

    Taxon: Freshwater fish Range: Native to Europe; introduced to North America in 1883. Status: Not listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Brown trout are a coldwater species like most fish of the salmon family. The first brown trout eggs were imported to the U.S. from Germany in 1883. In 1884, the release of 4,900 brown-trout fry into Michigan’s Baldwin River represented the first time the species swam free in U.  Visit the species profile...

  • A prehistoric looking fish with spines down its back and sides.
    Information icon Lake sturgeon. Photo by USFWS.

    Lake sturgeon

    Taxon: Freshwater Fish Range: Freshwater systems of North America from the Hudson Bay through the Mississippi River drainages Status: Not listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Lake sturgeon is listed as threatened at the state level in 19 of the 20 states it inhabits. Lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) is a temperate fish occurring in freshwater systems of North America from the Hudson Bay through the Mississippi River drainages.  Visit the species profile...

  • A colorful trout in hand with a smiling angler in the background.
    Beautiful rainbow trout. Photo by Cale Bruckner, CC BY-NC 2.0.

    Rainbow trout

    Rainbow trout are a North American game fish that get their name from the beautiful colors that shine on their skin. Coloration of the fish varies widely in relationship to sex, habitat, and maturity.  Visit the species profile...

  • A biologist holding a yellow/brown fish on a river bank in front of a dam
    North Carolina Biologist with Sicklefin redhorse. Photo: Mark Cantrell, USFWS.

    Sicklefin redhorse

    The sicklefin redhorse, a freshwater fish, can grow to 25 inches long. It has a sickle-shaped back fin that is olive-colored, sometimes partly red. Its body is also olive, with a coppery or brassy sheen; its lower fins are primarily dusky to dark, often tinted yellow or orange and pale edged; the tail fin is mostly red.  Visit the species profile...

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