UC Davis biologists find small fish thought to be extinct due to drought

UC Davis biologists find hundreds of Red Hill roach fish thought to be extinct because of the drought.

Biologists have found a California fish they thought was extinct because of the drought.

The small fish called the Red Hills roach is found only in creeks and pools in Tuolumne County. Many of those water sources have dried up.

UC Davis biologists were pleased to find hundreds of them in one creek west of Sonora.

The biologists believe 82 percent of the state's native fish species are likely to become extinct or nearly extinct in the next century because of climate change.
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