By Barry Nelson
From NRDC - Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012
Coalition response... People interested in the health of the nation's aquatic ecosystems should be aware that NRDC omitted critical information in this blog that affects how we need to address habitat improvements in the Delta.
The author of the report cited in this blog, USGS fish biologist Noel Burkhead, was quoted in an August 10, 2012 story by Environmental & Energy writer Laura Petersen. http://www.eenews.net Petersen's story is linked in the blog but is incorrectly labeled as "...analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey" http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/bnelson/Freshwater%20species%20going%20extinct%20quicker%20than%20birds.pdf
Petersen's story said, "While he plans to further explore causes for the extinctions in future papers, Burkhead noted that habitat destruction and invasive species are two leading factors. The two most important impacts in the Delta, according to Burkhead, are the elimination of much of the beneficial aquatic habitat and predatory fish, which have exploded, more than doubling in the last 25 years. www.farmwater.org/centrarchids.pdf
In the face of more and more science to the contrary, how anyone can continue to tie water operations to the disaster that has befallen native fish species in the Delta is utterly incomprehensible.
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