Los Lunas Silvery Minnow Refugium
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brood fish in school in refug bag o' brood fish Refugium Staff - Douglas Tave, Louie Toya and Alison Hutson Refugium Staff - Douglas Tave, Louie Toya and Alison Hutson Refugium Staff - Douglas Tave, Louie Toya and Alison Hutson


10,000 baby Rio Grande silvery minnow, called fry, were stocked into the outdoor facility at the Los Lunas Silvery Minnow Refugium.

Douglas Tave - Refugium Manager releasing fish Anders moving tubing Anders and Grace in drained pond Augmentation Harvesting Fall 2010 Harvesting Fall 2010 Harvesting Fall 2010 Measuring fish Silvery Minnows Harvesting Fall 2010 Louie Toya carrying gen platform Rick Carver photos seined fish


Los Lunas Silvery Minnow Refugium Grand Opening Ceremony

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Twenty-one Cimarron High School students, under the direction of art, photography and emergent technologies teacher Tania Kordis, and in cooperation with the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission staff, created a sign for the new Los Lunas Silvery Minnow Refugium.

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The Los Lunas Silvery Minnow Refugium is using native plants to provide natural ecosystem functions in a conservation fish hatchery.

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The groundbreaking ceremony of the Los Lunas Silvery Minnow Refugium, whose design mimics the Rio Grande was held on April 12, 2007 in Las Lunas.

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