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Courtesy of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The Delaware Museum of Natural History will host an Endangered Species Day celebration this weekend.

Courtesy of University of Delaware

A team of First State scientists has developed a text alert system that can inform fishermen of the presence of endangered Atlantic Sturgeon in the Delaware Bay.

Courtesy of City of Rehoboth Beach Facebook page.

A dead Leatherback turtle washed ashore in Rehoboth Beach Monday morning.



U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel was placed on the first Endangered Species List back in 1967. On Friday morning, officials announced that they are taking the squirrel off the list.


Delaware’s newest Wildlife Action Plan, a 10-year document outlining the state’s conservation needs, has been submitted to the federal government for final approval. The latest version aims to address threats that climate change pose to vulnerable species in the First State.