To most people in the southwestern U.S., the April 4 El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake felt like a rocking of the ground. But on a group of inch-long fish that exist nowhere else on Earth outside of “Devils Hole,” a crack in the ground in Nevada’s Mojave Desert, it unleashed a veritable tsunami.
Pupfish are close relatives of the live-bearing goodeids from nearby Mexico. Like them they are critically endangered. This interesting news item discusses the effect an earthquake had on the pupfishes habitat and includes video of the event.
Read more here – Science Daily