Endangered fish released into Colorado River - Tucson News Now

Endangered fish released into Colorado River

Posted: Updated:
A razorback sucker being released (Source: Arizona Game & Fish) A razorback sucker being released (Source: Arizona Game & Fish)
  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • Police ID family killed in double homicide-suicide

    Police ID family killed in double homicide-suicide

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:25:39 GMT
    Police say three people found dead after an apparent double homicide and suicide Tuesday lived together at the home where they were found on Tucson's east side.
    Police say three people found dead after an apparent double homicide and suicide Tuesday lived together at the home where they were found on Tucson's east side.
  • TFD: Tucson toddler drowns in hot tub

    TFD: Tucson toddler drowns in hot tub

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:58 AM EDT2014-09-02 04:58:19 GMT
    Capt. Baker said there's no rewind for this family. Tonight, they're dealing with a tragedy.
    Capt. Baker said there's no rewind for this family. Tonight, they're dealing with a tragedy.
  • Arizona Cannabis Nurses sue state over PTSD ruling

    Arizona Cannabis Nurses sue state over PTSD ruling

    Arizona Cannabis Nurses sue state over PTSD ruling

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:51 AM EDT2014-09-02 05:51:26 GMT
    The Arizona Cannabis Nurses association has filed a lawsuit against the Arizona Department of Health Services, over a ruling that affects those suffering from PTSD.Even though the department's director Will Humble issued a decision last month, stating those with PTSD could get access to medical marijuana starting in January, 2015 those in the medical marijuana industry are questioning some of the stipulations attached to that decision.Heather Manus, the president of the AZ Cannabis Nurses Ass...
    The Arizona Cannabis Nurses association has filed a lawsuit against the Arizona Department of Health Services, over a ruling that affects those suffering from PTSD.Even though the department's director Will Humble issued a decision last month, stating those with PTSD could get access to medical marijuana starting in January, 2015 those in the medical marijuana industry are questioning some of the stipulations attached to that decision.Heather Manus, the president of the AZ Cannabis Nurses Ass...
GRAND CANYON NP, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Wildlife workers are watching nine endangered razorback suckers released into the Colorado River downstream of Lava Falls.

The adult fish entered the water March 16th wearing electronic tags that can be picked up by biologists.  By tracking the tagged fish, they hope to find other groups that may be spawning.

The razorback sucker is a fish found only in the Colorado River basin.  It was thought to have disappeared from GrandCanyon National Park, but it was rediscovered in October 2012 during surveys bythe Arizona Game and Fish Department.

This is the first timea study such as this has been conducted in Grand Canyon National Park.Fisheries biologists will attempt to track the fish during monthly river tripsoccurring between April and September.

Copyright 2014 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow