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Tiny fish swims off the endangered species list

Rowan Gould, director of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, takes a look at a container of Okaloosa darters at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The small fish, whose habitat is almost exclusively on the Eglin ranges, became the first-ever fish on DoD lands to be reclassified on the endangered species list. Air Force installations like Eglin AFB are home to 123 of the more than 2,000 species on the USFWS’s endangered species list, with habitats spanning various landscapes across nine million acres at 54 installations. The Okaloosa darter recovery is a perfect example of how improvements to natural and built infrastructure in support of the military mission can contribute to the recovery of an endangered species. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Samuel King Jr.)

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Tiny fish swims off the endangered species list

Rowan Gould, director of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, takes a look at a container of Okaloosa darters at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The small fish, whose habitat is almost exclusively on the Eglin ranges, became the first-ever fish on DoD lands to be reclassified on the endangered species list. Air Force installations like Eglin AFB are home to 123 of the more than 2,000 species on the USFWS’s endangered species list, with habitats spanning various landscapes across nine million acres at 54 installations. The Okaloosa darter recovery is a perfect example of how improvements to natural and built infrastructure in support of the military mission can contribute to the recovery of an endangered species. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Samuel King Jr.)

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VIRIN: 110328-F-OC707-001.JPG
FULL SIZE: 2.13 MB
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No camera details available.

IMAGE IS PUBLIC DOMAIN

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This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at https://www.dimoc.mil/resources/limitations, which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.