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Delta Smelt Reproductive Biology

Delta smelt is a native pelagic fish species in the San Francisco Estuary listed as endangered fish species. The decline has been mostly attributed to alternation of their natural habitat due to the various anthropogenic impacts such as levee construction, divergence of water for agricultural use. As a part of protection efforts, intense monitoring by local agencies in conjunction with research studies by various institutions are ongoing in order to understand importance of habitat quality (food availability, water quality, and hydrology) and reproductive status of the fish species. The goal of this section is to understand reproductive biology of delta smelt and share our findings with local managers and researchers for protecting their wild populations in SFE.

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