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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to Propose Scioto Madtom Is Extinct

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to Propose Scioto Madtom Is Extinct

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is poised to declare that 23 species currently on the endangered species list are now extinct. Among these is the elusive Scioto madtom, a tiny fish only ever found in Ohio’s Big Darby Creek, and unseen by human eyes since 1957.  “I grew up in Columbus and learned to […]

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The Lost Fish of Ohio

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea The Lost Fish of Ohio

In 1977, they wanted to build a new bridge over Big Darby Creek, and a fish stopped them. The bridge there at the time, where Route 665 crosses the Darby, was 73 years old, held up by a rusty latticework of steel trusses. It was falling apart, closed since the previous autumn. It needed to […]

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