Down To a Single Delta Smelt

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Tension is growing between California farmers, like Shawn Coburn, who want more water and environmentalists who want to protect endangered species in the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta. One of those endangered species is the delta smelt, a pinky-sized fish that’s nearing extinction. Earlier this month, scientists found a single delta smelt remaining in the Delta River. What does that mean for the future of the fish?

Credits

Guest:
Peter Moyle - UC Davis

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal