Welsh fish gets second chance (and second lake)

In North West Wales, the Ice Age-era fish known as the gwyniad has long called a single lake its home. But having such a small habitat put the species at risk. According to the BBC, the gwyniad faced threats such as "water quality, a lack of oxygen and the depths of the lake in the summer, human activity and fluctuating lake levels."

How to help the species? Move some fertilized eggs to a second site, a two-year project which is now underway.

Read all about it: Rare fish saved from extinction.

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