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2010-05-12 10:25:00

For the first time, an earthquake was recorded live in Devils Hole, home to the only population of a critically endangered pupfish species. To most people in the southwestern U.S., the April 4 El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake felt like a rocking of the ground. But on a group of inch-long fish that exist nowhere else on Earth outside of "Devils Hole," a crack in the ground in Nevada's Mojave Desert, it unleashed a veritable tsunami. University of Arizona researchers were able to catch the event on...

2009-07-31 20:26:42

Wild burros are to be relocated from an Army post in California and from areas around Death Valley, federal officials said. Burros drawn by natural springs at Fort Irwin, Calif., are disturbing the habitat of the desert tortoise, a species listed as threatened, and other native animals are being threatened when they stray into live fire areas, The Barstow Desert Dispatch reported. When you only have one water source ... where else are they going to go? They're going to concentrate there and...

2009-06-09 09:37:00

PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 13, 2009, founder of GECKO and ultra runner, Morgan Murri, will run the Badwater Ultramarathon across Death Valley to raise awareness and funds for his non-profit organization, GECKO, whose outdoor scholarships are intended to get kids "unplugged, off the couch and outside." As one of just 89 participants invited, Murri will take on Badwater and test his physical limits for a greater good. GECKO, Giving Every Child Knowledge of the...

2008-10-10 06:00:22

By Keith Rogers By KEITH ROGERS REVIEW-JOURNAL Tiny neon-blue pupfish that are struggling to survive in a spring- fed cave in Nye County have rebounded this fall to 126 adult fish, 34 more than last fall's count and the highest number recorded since 2004, a federal biologist said Wednesday. "We're feeling pretty good," said Bob Williams, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service field supervisor for Nevada. "We're feeling like we're at least maintaining the population. There is still lots...

2008-09-18 06:00:34

By Henry Brean By HENRY BREAN REVIEW-JOURNAL The National Park Service has closed one of Death Valley's most well-known abandoned mines because of mounting safety concerns. The Keane Wonder Mine and the ruins surrounding it will remain off limits to all vehicle and foot traffic until safety concerns can be addressed, park officials said. The closed area, 135 miles northwest of Las Vegas, extends from the junction of the Beatty Cutoff Road and Keane Wonder Road east to Chloride...

2008-08-25 09:00:59

By Randal C. Archibold No doubt, it is hard to be a fish in a desert. But, to the dismay and bafflement of scientists, the Devils Hole pupfish, a quick-darting iridescent blue minnow, are veering toward extinction. Maybe this should not be surprising, considering their home: a hellishly hot, spring-fed pool of undetermined depth in the middle of one of the hottest places on earth. The fish, for tens of thousands of years, have lived here and only here, in an isolated patch under the...

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2007-07-10 09:30:00

38 fragile pupfish remain as experts scratch heads, mystery's surface AMARGOSA VALLEY, Nev. -- It's 110 degrees, hardly a heat wave for Death Valley. And in a small, bathtub-warm pool below a steep, rocky incline, small fish appear to be at play, darting and chasing each other through patches of algae. These are Devils Hole pupfish and, aside from the strangeness of finding fish in the middle of North America's harshest desert, they're about as remarkable to the naked eye as a fat tadpole....

2005-06-08 06:50:28

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Scientists trying to study the endangered Devils Hole pupfish near Death Valley inadvertently nudged the endangered fish closer to extinction. About 80 of the inch-long silvery pupfish died in traps set last year in Devils Hole, a limestone cavern about 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas, National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service scientists said Monday. The total killed could be a third or more of the adult fish left alive in the wild, officials told The Las...


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Death Valley National Park
2013-04-17 12:51:27

Death Valley National Park is located in Nevada and California in the United States. Many tribes of nomadic Native Americans originally inhabited the area, like the Timbisha tribe that was present around 1,000 AD. It was discovered by American and European settlers who were searching for a shortcut to the gold mines in California. The valley was given its name by this group, despite the fact that only one of their party died there. In the late 19th and early 20th century, many boomtowns were...

2012-06-14 13:26:41

Symbol: PHVAV2 Group: Dicot Family: Hydrophyllaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AZ, CA, NV, UT Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants...

2012-06-14 13:33:56

Symbol: PETHG Group: Dicot Family: Loasaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Shrub Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   PEGI3 Petalonyx gilmanii Munz   PETHG2 Petalonyx thurberi A. Gray var. gilmanii (Munz) L.D. Benson Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CA, NV Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants...

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2012-06-14 13:46:29

Symbol: PEFRF3 Group: Dicot Family: Scrophulariaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Shrub Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   PEFRF6 Penstemon fruticiformis Coville var. fruticiformis   beardtongue Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision  ...

2012-06-18 06:33:46

Symbol: CHVA4 Group: Dicot Family: Euphorbiaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   EUVA Euphorbia vallis-mortae (Millsp.) J.T. Howell Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants...

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