October 17, 2018

New Aquarium of the Pacific exhibit to honor the steelhead

Steelhead trout once packed the natural pools of Southern California’s spawning rivers — that is, until the waterways were transformed into concrete drainage canals in the 1930s to protect the burgeoning flatlands from flooding.

The last steelhead in the Los Angeles River was a 25-incher caught off a bridge in Glendale in 1940, two years after that stretch was paved. Today, the region’s steelhead population hovers around 500 — 10% of what it was seven decades ago.

“The good news is that steelhead are remarkably resilient if given half a chance,” Jerry Schubel, president and chief executive of the Aquarium of the

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