This beautiful illustration of a Golden Trout by Paul Waters is one of a series that depicts the native wild fish under threat in California. They featured throughout 95 pages of science-made-understandable – California Trout’s report, SOS II: Fish in Hot Water. The result got some attention: “The trends are very disturbing. Not to diminish the alarming message, but the publication is beautiful. It is the perfect blend of science and art. My view is that this sort of report/messaging is critical to enlist the support of non-scientists for salmonid conservation and as such, this is a home-run. It is not often you see this quality of design” – Rob Leidy, ecologist with San Francisco’s EPA.