“We have some preliminary results,” he said. “We have done two years of post-restoration assessment and we are seeing a pretty good diversity of fishes and the mudpuppy, as well, is a species we are seeing.”
Take a glance around the oceans, rivers and lakes of today and you'll confront an astonishing diversity of fish, from narrow-bodied eels to the 25-foot-long giant oarfish to delicate, fluttering seahorses. The vast majority ...
The Diversity of Fishes
Extensively illustrated and thoroughly referenced (over 1800 citations through 1996), "The Diversity of Fishes" is by far the most complete and detailed ichthyology textbook available. At 512 pages double column, 8 1/2 x 11 inch, it contains 35-50% more text than either of the two existing ichthyology textbooks (Bond's "Biology of Fishes, 2nd edition" and Moyle and Cech's "Fishes: an Introduction to Ichthyology, 3rd edition").
Throughout the book, adaptation and diversity are emphasized. Thorough coverage is given to systematics, anatomy, physiology, ecology, and zoogeography of fishes worldwide, but the book is unique in its extensive treatment of fish evolution, early life history, functional morphology, behavioral ecology, and ecosystem ecology. Conservation is stressed throughout.
Plenty more fish in the sea? Maybe not for much longer. Overfishing is damaging the genetic diversity of fish to a greater degree than expected, leaving at-risk species vulnerable.
“We emphasise that the country has the greatest diversity of freshwater fish in the world, a precious heritage that maintains goods and services and is expressed in terms of its economic, cultural, aesthetic and scientific value.”