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Six glass catfish (Kryptopterus bicirrhis) at the Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Sciences Center in Medicine Park, OK.

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Seven glass catfish (Kryptopterus bicirrhis) at the Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Sciences Center in Medicine Park, OK.

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Four glass catfish (Kryptopterus bicirrhis) at the Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Sciences Center in Medicine Park, OK.

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Shoshone pupfish (Cyprinodon nevadensis shoshone) collected in Shoshone, California.

This fish was considered extinct at one point, but was rediscovered at the source of a spring in the town of Shoshone, California, in 1986.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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Amargosa speckled dace (Rhinichthys osculus nevadensis) collected on the Amargosa River in Tecopa, California.

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Amargosa speckled dace (Rhinichthys osculus nevadensis) collected on the Amargosa River in Tecopa, California.

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Amargosa speckled dace (Rhinichthys osculus nevadensis) collected on the Amargosa River in Tecopa, California.

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Cardinal tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi) at the Dallas World Aquarium.

This fish species is endemic to the Rio Negro River in Brazil, the second-largest tributary of the Amazon.

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A composite image of star trails over a one-room schoolhouse.

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A one room school house with lightning in the background.

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A one room school house with lightning in the background.

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A one room school house with lightning in the background.

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Federally endangered and critically endangered (IUCN) Pahrump poolfish (Empetrichthys latos) at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center. This fish is extinct in its historic range. If it weren’t for concerned biologist it would be extinct today as the original spring was pumped dry.

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Federally endangered and critically endangered (IUCN) Pahrump poolfish (Empetrichthys latos) at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center. This fish is extinct in its historic range. If it weren’t for concerned biologist it would be extinct today as the original spring was pumped dry.

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Federally endangered and critically endangered (IUCN) Pahrump poolfish (Empetrichthys latos) at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center. This fish is extinct in its historic range. If it weren’t for concerned biologist it would be extinct today as the original spring was pumped dry.

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Endangered Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

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Endangered Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

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A school of flame chubs (Hemitremia flammea) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A school of flame chubs (Hemitremia flammea) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A school of sawfin shiners (Notropis sp.) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A school of sawfin shiners (Notropis sp.) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Vulnerable blackside daces (Chrosomus cumberlandensis) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Vulnerable blackside daces (Chrosomus cumberlandensis) at Conservation Fisheries.

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A school of anchovies and other fish in the kelp tank at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Trinidadian guppies (Poecilla reticulata) at the Tulsa Zoo.

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Trinidadian guppies (Poecilia reticulata) at the Tulsa Zoo.

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Butterfly splitfin (Ameca splendens) at the Tulsa Zoo. This species is extinct in the wild.

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Red-bellied piranhas surround guests crawling through an underwater tunnel at the Houston Zoo.

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Red-bellied piranhas surround guests crawling through an underwater tunnel at the Houston Zoo.

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A young boy, age 9, with his 3rd grade teacher, Lincoln, Nebraska.

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