Extinct Salmon Species Discovered Living in Japan

This is not one of the most majestic salmon species, yet its still a very cool find.

A Japanese salmon species thought to be extinct for 70 years is alive and well in a lake near Mount Fuji, a science professor said Wednesday.

The black kokanee, or “kunimasu” in Japanese, was thought to have died out in 1940, when a hydroelectric project made its native lake in northern Akita Prefecture more acidic.

via Scientist says he found Japan fish thought extinct – World AP – MiamiHerald.com.

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