Fish in the Desert

Desert Pupfish and water ripples

Desert Pupfish and water ripples

It is my understanding from what I was told that the small fishes darting around in these shallow pools are indeed desert pupfish       https://youtu.be/mbFhoUzI0SM

Floating algae mats

Floating algae mats

I don’t know much about these fish and their habitat requirements, but apparently these conditions seem to suit their tastes.

Fan palm oasis habitat

Fan palm oasis habitat

So, if you happen to be an ichthyologist wandering around in the desert looking for water, you should consider visiting the Dos Palmas Preserve located just east of the north end of the Salton Sea, California.

Old timer

Old timer

If, however, you happen to be a botanist looking for plants or an ornithologist looking for birds, you would also enjoy visiting this site.

 

 

 

 

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