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Back at the Pond

Annual Roundtail Chub Harvest at Bubbling Ponds

Back at the Ponds – Annual Roundtail Chub Harvest at Bubbling Ponds The Bubbling Ponds Hatchery is one of the Department’s six hatcheries, and broodstock populations of three native fish species, the Roundtail Chub, Colorado Pikeminnow, and Razorback Sucker, are maintained… Continue Reading →

Back at the Ponds- Chiricahua Leopard Frogs grow out at Bubbling Ponds

Since 2006 Bubbling Ponds Hatchery has been a grow out station for Chiricahua Leopard Frogs. The frogs are either brought to the hatchery as an egg mass or as early hatched tadpoles. The egg masses are generally collected from the… Continue Reading →

Back at the Ponds- Growout Ponds for Native Species Conservation

Pond harvest season is under way at Bubbling Ponds Hatchery (BPH) by Arizona Game and Fish staff. Currently staff is rearing three year classes of Razorback Sucker as part of the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program.  Razorback Suckers are… Continue Reading →

Back at the Ponds: When calamity strikes, we hold salvaged fish

When disasters like wildfires, droughts, or nonnative fish invasions happen in locations occupied by threatened or endangered native fish, the Department often salvages the native fish. The salvaged fish are often brought to the Department’s Aquatic Research and Conservation Center (ARCC)… Continue Reading →

Back at the Ponds: Keeping Refuge Populations of Native Fish Healthy

The Department’s Aquatic Research and Conservation Center (ARCC), located adjacent to the Bubbling Ponds Hatchery, holds refuge populations of imperiled native fish to prevent against catastrophic losses in the wild. To ensure our refuge populations accurately represent the genetic diversity of… Continue Reading →

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