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USGS Scientists to Conduct Media Teleconference at 3:00 PM EST on Population Trends for Endangered Humpback Chub
Released: 4/24/2009 3:49:15 PM

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U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
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Reston, VA 20192
Jennifer LaVista 1-click interview
Phone: (703) 648-4432

Lara Schmit 1-click interview
Phone: (928) 556-7327

Flagstaff, Ariz. - U.S. Geological Survey scientists will brief reporters by phone at 3:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time/12:00 pm Mountain Standard Time. Monday, April 27, on the latest population numbers for the humpback chub (Gila cypha) in Grand Canyon, Arizona.

Who:   Matthew Andersen, Supervisory Fish Biologist
USGS Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center

What:   Grand Canyon Humpback Chub Update

Time:   3:00 PM Eastern Time/12:00 PM Mountain Standard Time

Date:   Monday, April 27, 2009

Call-in for
  (877) 953-4172
participant code: 8654249#

The USGS last released number for the Grand Canyon population of humpback chub in 2007. Since then, new data have been collected for the Grand Canyon population of humpback chub and their environment.

The USGS will release its findings in a new report, "Abundance trends and status of the Little Colorado River population of humpback chub; an update considering data from 1989-2008," earlier in the day.

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