National Geographic : 1957 Nov
712 Ocean Fish Are Planted Below Sea Level Because Salton Sea lies so close to population centers, the State has sought to introduce a large marine game fish. Such a prize, the flavorsome corvina, or white sea bass (below), seems to have caught on. "We know they're spawning," said a marine biologist, "because we've caught some young ones. If their food supply holds out, they could 'explode' and fill the sea before many years." To avoid heat, this tank truck made a 200-mile night run from the Gulf of California. Here, at Desert Shores, it dumps live cargo, 400 corvina. Mexico and the United States waved the fish k hrough customs inspection. Fa talities during the average haul are about 5 percent.