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Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 15, 2012

North American Fish Extinctions Could Double by 2050

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that from 1900-2010, freshwater fish species in North America went extinct at a rate 877 times faster than the rate found in the fossil record. There are estimates that the rate may double between now and 2050.  Mussels and snails are experiencing even greater declines than that of freshwater fish. To learn more go to the USGS Press Release: North American Fish Extinctions May Double by 2050.

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