A group of scientists got their moment in a big national spotlight this weekend when ABC News highlighted their work for all to see.

Their ongoing work to conserve the population of a species of fish that just lives here in Maine - and only in 14 lakes - leans on DNA science to get the job done.

Arctic Char is a type of fish that's only found in a few lakes in the continental United States, and all of them are right here in Maine. They can also be caught naturally in Canada and parts of Russia.

Scientists from the University of Maine explain how they're using DNA to analyze the lakes and ponds where these fish live, and how they can use that data to protect the rest of the population. Check out the article here.