Watercolor paintings of California's birds and wildlife by René C. Reyes.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Longfin smelt is another fish species from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta that is in decline. According to the Center of Biological Diversity, the San Francisco Bay-Delta longfin smelt population has been at just 3 percent of levels measured less than 20 years ago. I don't quite understand why it is not listed.
This painting is a liberal interpretation of the mostly bright silver colored longfin smelt. "Longfin smelt", watercolor on 10"x14" Lanaquarelle paper.