The arowana, or dragon fish, is the world’s costliest aquarium fish, its value based on rarity. Protecting the fish drives that value—and the arowana’s endangerment—even higher.
Emily Voigt is a journalist specializing in science and culture. She is the author of the just published book The Dragon Behind the Glass: A True Story of Power, Obsession, and the World's Most Coveted Fish. Her stories have appeared in the New York Times, OnEarth Magazine, Mother Jones, and Isotope: A Journal of Literary Science and Nature Writing, as well as on the programs “Radiolab” and “This American Life.” The recipient of a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship, she holds degrees in English Literature and Journalism from Columbia University. She lives in New York City. Learn more at www.emilyvoigt.com.