Authorities linked three beings Tuesday who are accused of killing one of the rarest fish in the world in a drunken binge at Death Valley National Park last month.
The National Park Service said the men were identified following tips from the public and investigations conducted by various organizations. Law enforcement officials didnt release the names of the suspects, citing an active investigation.
Authorities released surveillance video Monday testifying the men clambering a barrier guarding Devils Hole on April 30. They fired at least 10 rounds from a shotgun, killing the locks off of two barriers, and left brew cans and puking. One husband waded into Devils Hole, a cavern reserve fed by a hot spring and is the only natural home of the critically endangered Devils Hole pupfish
Ileene Anderson, research scientists from the Center for Biological Diversity, told the Press-Enterprise that the Devils Hole pupfish has been on the brink of extinguishing for years.
The last act they need are these stupids moving amok in the last place on Earth where they are continuing exist, Anderson added.
The National Park Service initially offered a $5,000 honor for information leading to an detain and belief into the subject. Monday, the Center for Biological Diversity increased the honor to $15,000.
The Associated Press contributed to this report .