North America has the greatest temperate freshwater fish diversity with over 800 known species. Little is known about the greater majority of these species and approximately 20% are in decline according to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Fish are generally extremely adaptable and can recover, we just need to provide them with some basic parameters that are currently lacking such as clean water, preferred habitat, and reduce invasive species spread. Be aware and help to conserve our valuable aquatic resources.
In 2013 I went to over a dozen different states, multiple watersheds, and several dozen bodies of water to film underwater and this video is a fragment of everything I was privileged to see. Get a mask/snorkel/wetsuit and see what you are missing!
I am looking forward to what 2014 has in store. We have new equipment, new locations, and many new species of fish we are trying to capture on film to share so please stay tuned and continue to support your freshwater ecosystems where and however you can. Thank you for your time.
Music credits: Dexter Britain-The Time to Run; cdk-Silence Await; Fabrizio Paterlini-Veloma; Evgeny Grinko-Sunset