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Endangered fish rebounding in Nevada desert oasis

MOAPA (AP) - A tiny endangered fish found only in streams flowing through a southern Nevada desert oasis is making a dramatic comeback.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports the population of the Moapa dace has more than doubled over the past year from 572 to 1,226, and it appears to be getting stronger.

The finger-length fish with a black spot on its tail has been federally protected for more than 40 years in the spring-fed streams at Warm Springs near Moapa, about 60 miles northeast of Las Vegas.

Service spokesman Dan Balduini told the Las Vegas Review-Journal ((http://bit.ly/UwfUBx …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Feb 18, 2013 02:37AM Published Feb 18, 2013 02:36AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.