To the editor:
The Valentine's Day count of Moapa dace is being heralded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Southern Nevada Water Authority as good news and a sign that the species is on its way to recovery ("Rare Moapa dace increasing," Tuesday Review-Journal). Perhaps, but the numbers are still stacked against the fish's long-term survival, considering that between 2007 and 2008, the population count dropped by over 500, or nearly the number of fish counted this year.
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