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CHORNOBYL', UKRAINE - AUGUST 18: A giant catfish swallows a piece of bread while swimming in a contaminated cooling pond at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on August 18, 2017 near Chornobyl', Ukraine. On April 26, 1986 reactor number four exploded after a safety test went wrong, spreading radiation over thousands of square kilometers in different directions. The nearby town of Pripyat, which had a population of approxiamtely 40,000 and housed the plant workers and their families, was evacuated and has been abandoned ever since. Today tourists often visit the town on specially-organized tours from Kiev. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

This is never a good announcement, but maybe it can raise awareness.

Two species in North Carolina are now listed under the Endangered Species Act: the Carolina madtom catfish and the Neuse River waterdog salamander.

“The Endangered Species Act is the most effective tool available to save plants and animals from extinction, so it’s good news that these special North Carolina creek critters now have the habitat safeguards they need to survive,” said Tierra Curry, a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity.

The catfish has been classified as an endangered species while the waterdog salamander has been classified as a threatened species.

Read the full press release here.