Delta smelt

Because of its one-year life cycle and relatively low fecundity, it is very susceptible to changes in the environmental conditions of its native habitat.

The Delta smelt is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

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would not jeopardize the delta smelt in violation of the ESA. The Court held additional proceedings to impose interim remedies that would ensure that Project operations would not jeopardize the delta smelt while the Service prepared a new biological opinion. More

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The tiny delta smelt is a bigger deal than you think. Saving it is worth a little sacrifice. - October 21, 2007|Gordy Slack, Gordy Slack is the author of "The Battle Over the Meaning of Everything. More

Monday that the survey data from the Delta Smelt Working Group were extremely serious, and said pumping had been slowed. More

The new protections of the threatened delta smelt appear in a 400-page report, the culmination of long negotiations, lawsuits and hearings over three years involving environmentalists, fishing advocates, state and federal water brokers and their contractors. More

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The number of delta smelt has declined precipitously in the last decade, down to 2. More

The delta smelt is a pelagic (live in the open water column away from the bottom) and euryhaline species (tolerant of a wide salinity range). They have been collected from estuarine waters up to 14 ppt (parts per thousand) salinity. More

Critical assessment of the delta smelt population in the San Francisco Estuary, California Journal Issue: San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, 3(2) Author: Bennett, William A Publication Date: 09-02-2005 More

Delta smelt conservation genetics Delta smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus), endemic to the San Francisco Estuary, are currently listed as threatened under the Federal and California State Endangered Species Acts. More

Protecting delta smelt - Will Water Still Come Out of the Tap? - Protecting delta smelt - Will Water Still Come Out of the Tap? Doug Obegi Staff Attorney, Western Water Project, San Francisco More

occurred at a time when adult Delta smelt were concentrated and spawning. The extremely low numbers of young smelt, identified earlier this month, are likely a direct result of these toxic events. More

delta smelt, longfin smelt, chinook salmon, steelhead trout, green sturgeon, Sacramento splittail, striped bass – the warning bells are ringing loud and clear,” said Jeff Miller with the Center for Biological Diversity. More

The tiny delta smelt is one of the best indicators of environmental conditions in the San Francisco Bay-Delta, an ecologically important estuary that is a major hub for California’s water system — and an ecosystem that is now rapidly unraveling. More

com: Ag Alert: Delta smelt plan based on sciencecaliforniacountry Delta smelt plan based on science = Issue Date: October 26, 2005 By Christine Souza Assistant Editor State agencies have released More

Delta Smelt in San Francisco Bay and Estuary - Delta Smelt(Hypomesus transpacificus) - - Distribution of Delta Smelt in San Francisco Bay and Estuary More

delta smelt were the pond smelt, H. olidus(Pallus, 1814). The six original reservoirs where wakasagi were introduced are Dodge Reservoir (Lassen Co.), Shastina Reservoir ( Dwinell Reservoir, Siskiyou Co.), Freshwater Lagoon (Humboldt Co.), Spaulding Reservoir (Nevada Co. More

Over the past five years, the delta smelt population has plummeted to the lowest levels ever recorded. In 2005, delta smelt abundance was the lowest ever measured, just 2.4% of the abundance measured when the species was listed under the state and federal ESAs in 1993. More

delta smelt ignored a steep decline in the fish's numbers and was not supported by science. More

The delta smelt may only grow to 2-3 inches in length, but it serves as an important barometer for the overall health of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary, as well as upstream waters. More

"Recent surveys indicate that Delta smelt abundance is at an all time low," said Broddrick. "These further extraordinary actions are necessary to protect Delta smelt that are currently extremely vulnerable to diversions in the south Delta. More

Delta smelt is found only in the Bay-Delta estuary and is considered by scientists to be an indicator species demonstrating the health of the West Coast's largest estuary. More

Service Delivers Delta Smelt (OCAP) Biological Opinion to Bureau of Reclamation. News Release Complete biological opinion (PDF 8. More

The delta smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus) was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in 1993. More

Opinion for Delta SmeltRuling Means State and Federal Water Projects May Be Required to Reduce Pumping to Protect Fish from Extinction, Say Conservation Groups San Francisco, CA - A federal judge ruled today that a government assessment of risk to threatened fish from More

tracking finds the Delta smelt still on the edge of extinction, the Sacramento Bee reported Oct. 22. "There are very few Delta smelt out there," said Randall Baxter, a senior state fisheries biologist. More

order to reverse the rapid decline of the Delta smelt fishery, which was headed for extinction. The new opinion is a drastic improvement over the opinion struck down by a U.S. More

Rewritten management plan for Delta smelt was issued December 15. More

Delta Smelt Culture Facility - The University of California, Davis, and the State, working with federal agencies, operate a Delta smelt culture laboratory located at the Department of Water Resources Banks Pumping Plant in the Delta. More

Order : Osmeriformes
Family : Osmeridae
Genus : Hypomesus
Species : Hypomesus transpacificus
Authority : McAllister, 1963