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03-19-02, 10:53 AM
What do you guys think of this? Has anyone ever seen one of these?
03-19-02, 11:37 AM
Sturgeon. But why it was in salt water is a good queston - I am only familiar with them as fresh water fish.
Fly Fishing Duck Bandit
03-19-02, 12:08 PM
Sturgeon would have been my guess as well just based off the pictures. Besides the question of why it was in salt water, I thought they were cold water fish as well.
Maybe a Florida aquarium just dumped a dead fish.
Card carrying Native Texan!
03-19-02, 07:51 PM
Yep, that's a sturgeon. They're anadromous.
Is this it? http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/prot_res/species/fish/Gulf_sturgeon.html
Just saw it mentioned on Fox and remembered this post . . .
Probably the explanation . . .
[This message has been edited by ShawnT (edited 03-19-2002).]
in college, i did one of my last study projects that lasted nearly the entire term on the sturgeon in the alabama/mississippi rivers. this species are incredibly close to being extint and this does not get nearly enough "air-time". it is scary what we are doing to our natural resources.
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04-16-02, 10:18 PM
I saw the original article on this sturgeon in the St. Pete Times. It was 6 ft. long and weighed 126 lbs. It is the largest Gulf sturgeon found since 1897.
Heck, I thought I knew every fish that swims in Tampa Bay, but this is a surprise to me.
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