Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture

Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture

The center provides leadership, focus, and support to UC Davis researchers in addressing problems associated with California’s cultured and wild aquatic biological resources.

Koi refugees

October 19, 2017
CABA cares for 33 fish rescued in wine country fires  

Thirty-three koi swim in sanitized tanks at the UC Davis Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture (CABA). They are refugees from fires that ravaged hundreds of thousands of acres in Santa Rosa and throughout the wine country, destroying more than 6,000 homes.

“In some cases, the fish were rescued from homes that were completely burned down, so the koi are all that are left,” says CABA Director Linda Deanovic, lifting a tank lid to peer inside at a golden, incandescent koi.