devils holeThe rare Devils Hole pupfish lives only in a single subterranean pool, deep in the southern Nevada desert. The survival of the fish—there are only about 100 of them living—is a minor miracle of nature. And just last week, they endured another strange natural phenomenon.

Devils Hole_pupfish4Devils Hole pupfishDue to their rarity, reports Petaluma journalist Peter Byrne, the Devils Hole pupfish receive an unusual level of protection, both on the desert surface and in the aquifer below.

Peter Byrne's video, and his reporting on the incident was also published this week on the Scientific American website.

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