A closer look at the Devils Hole Pupfish, Cyprinodon diabolis

Last week we posted an article explaining how unwelcome trespassers have recently disrupted the environment and possibly killed a Devil’s Hope Pupfish (Cyprinodon diabolis), one of the rarest fish species on the planet. After hearing of this incident, we thought it would be interesting to learn more about how this fish can survive in such an inhospitable desert environment such as “Death Valley”. We begin with a little history of how this fish has survived more than one conflict with humans. Back in the 1960s, the Pupfish was almost wiped out due to water pumping activities around the geothermal springs where this fish lives. Fortunately for the Pupfish, environmental activists mobilized which led to a US Supreme Court ruling giving protection to the small population

Extremely rare Devil’s Hole Pupfish found dead

It looks like three men may have killed one of the world’s rarest fish known as the Devil’s Hole Pupfish. This species of Pupfish fish exists in no place on earth except Devil’s Hole in Death Valley National Park, NV. The National Parks Service is investigating and they are offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to these men’s arrest and conviction. Authorities suspect on April 30th the intrusion left one of the critically endangered pupfish dead. The exact cause of the fish’s death is unclear. But at the last count in April, there were only 115 Devils Hole pupfish left in the world, the National Park Service said. “Video footage recorded this man walking on the shallow shelf, potentially stressing and