1,000 prehistoric fish released into East Texas Lake
Updated: Jun. 23, 2022 at 12:09 PM CDT
“This fish is the oldest surviving species on our continent,” Overdyke says. “It’s 350 million years old, which makes it 50 million years older than the dinosaurs.”
There used to be six species of paddlefish on the planet, but this is the only one remaining. and it’s threatened in the state of Texas.
They’ll deliver clothing and sewing items and perform church services at each location, and continue down the river by canoe to visit remote villages where they’ll begin water sampling and mapping in an effort to bring desperately needed clean drinking water to the villages.