On May 24th the Southern California Steelhead Story exhibit debuted at The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach with 8,672 guests in attendance.
The exhibit aims to educate the public about the steelhead’s plight and enlist them in its fight for survival. While at the exhibit, guests can watch the CalTrout-produced film, Against All Odds, a documentary about the steelhead, one of California’s most magnificent and endangered native fish species.
CalTrout’s Southern California Program Manager, Kurt Zimmerman, was on hand to answer questions about the restoration work being done by CalTrout and others to try to revive the species which is on the brink of extinction.
As stated in KCET.org’s coverage of the opening,
With the exhibit, the agencies hope more people will learn about the species and involve themselves in watershed issues that affect both humans and wildlife. “The story doesn’t necessarily have to be a sad ending,” said Schubel, “We can help a happy ending for the steelhead and for the environment.”