Prehistoric Fish is Reintroduced to an Old Home - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Prehistoric Fish is Reintroduced to an Old Home

Prehistoric Fish is Reintroduced to an Old Home

Posted: Updated:
  • CBS19.tv Web ExclusivesMore>>

  • Web Exclusive: Ultra HD TVs

    Web Exclusive: Ultra HD TVs

    (CNN) -Some people just have to have the latest in television technology. The newest TVs on the market- ultra-high definition TVs- or UHD TVs. They have higher screen resolution than current high def screens, and are also known as "4-K" sets. "More >>
    (CNN) -Some people just have to have the latest in television technology. The newest TVs on the market- ultra-high definition TVs- or UHD TVs. They have higher screen resolution than current high def screens, and are also known as "4-K" sets. "More >>
  • Web Exclusive: A product to help keep sharks away on sale

    Web Exclusive: A product to help keep sharks away on sale

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:40:46 GMT
    If you're headed on a beach vacation, there's a product you may be interested in to help keep sharks away.  The device is called a Shark Shield.  It is now being sold in Florida.More >>
    If you're headed on a beach vacation, there's a product you may be interested in to help keep sharks away.  The device is called a Shark Shield.  It is now being sold in Florida.More >>
  • Web Exclusive: Back to School costs really add up

    Web Exclusive: Back to School costs really add up

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:14:59 GMT
    Before you know it, fall will be here and it will be time to go back to school.  For parents that means stocking up on notebooks, number two pencils, and back to school clothes, all of which usually take a big chunk out of a family's budget.  So, just how much do parents will pay to send their kids off to school this year?More >>
    Before you know it, fall will be here and it will be time to go back to school.  For parents that means stocking up on notebooks, number two pencils, and back to school clothes, all of which usually take a big chunk out of a family's budget.  So, just how much do parents will pay to send their kids off to school this year?More >>

JEFFERSON (KYTX) - These 3 foot long Paddlefish have been on a steady decline the last 50 years and are rarely seen in East Texas habitats. Biologists, wildlife conservationists, and these 8th graders watched as these fish swam away. Edgewood ISD Student Kassidy Snyder will be tracking the progress of the fish with her class.

"We really wanted to do something big. And helping to save a species is pretty big."
According to the nature conservancy's Andy warner, dams built in the last 50 years have caused the rivers to lose their natural current.
"Those flows are critically important in sustaining these populations."
The fish traveled from Oklahoma in this tank to this be placed in this river, where the numbers are expected to multiply.
"These fish will be tracked to see how they respond to these current conditions"
The fish were surgically equipped with a radio transmitter that will help keep tabs on them 24/7.
The idea is that these fish will spread into Caddo Lake and other waters. 
Snyder says she hopes the fish  makes a comeback. 
"They aren't just fish, they have a purpose and that's why they are here."
The fish is listed as a threatened species by Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.