Sturgeon are found in 200 million year-old fossils, before the Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur came into being. And sturgeon still live in the Chesapeake Bay. Some at long as 14-feet are swimming through the rivers and creeks around the Bay.
Commercial fishing was thought to have nearly eliminated Atlantic sturgeon. But several have been spotted and now scientists with NOAA Fishers, the U.S. Navy and Chesapeake Scientific (a private research company) are using tagging and genetic technology to track, and learn about, Atlantic sturgeon.
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NOAAFish_GARFO’s proposed critical habitat comment period open til 9/1. https://t.co/Ub4HGhps5o
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