Weapons testing and endangered fish coexist in Florida

Endangered Species Bulletin
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Abstract

Okaloosa darters (Etheostoma okaloosae) are small fish found only in a few streams in the Florida panhandle. This species has been listed since 1973 as endangered due to habitat alteration resulting from erosion, the potential competition from brown darters (E. edwini), and a limited geographic distribution. In recent years, however, Okaloosa darters have benefited from improved resource management and adaptive population monitoring techniques developed collaboratively by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Loyola University New Orleans, and Eglin Air Force Base. As a result, the FWS reclassified the Okaloosa darter to the less critical category of threatened in March 2011.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Weapons testing and endangered fish coexist in Florida
Series title Endangered Species Bulletin
Volume 36
Issue 1
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Publisher location Arlington, VA
Contributing office(s) Southeast Ecological Science Center
Description 2 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Endangered Species Bulletin
First page 46
Last page 47
Country United States
State Florida