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Latest Shovelnose sturgeon Stories

2009-09-28 10:58:53

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the shovelnose sturgeon should receive protection as a threatened species in certain areas because of its appearance. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said Monday shovelnose sturgeon are sometimes confused with young pallid sturgeon, which are an endangered species. Fish and Wildlife Service officials proposed last week that due to physical similarities between the two species the shovelnose should also be federally protected in areas where the species...

2009-08-27 13:11:46

Canada's University of Manitoba is looking for a home for three endangered fish, seized from smugglers, that can grow to 13 feet and 100 pounds in a century. The fish are young Black Russian sturgeons seized two years ago by the Canadian Wildlife Services from smugglers trying to sell them as aquarium fish, biological sciences Professor Terry Dick told the Winnipeg Free Press. He said when his department got the sturgeon, they were about four inches long, but are now about three feet long and...

2008-07-02 21:00:11

North Dakota's deer gun lottery has been held and individual results are available online at the state Game and Fish Department's Web site, http://gf.nd.gov. Successful applicants will receive their license in the mail by mid-July. The first lottery application process " deer gun, muzzleloader, youth and landowner " had 94,000 applicants, the same as last year. Fifty-nine percent (up from 51 percent) of the applications were submitted online. Nearly 63,000 antlerless deer gun licenses...

2008-03-26 09:00:27

LEXINGTON, Ky. _ Peregrine falcon, wild turkey, white-tailed deer. These three high-profile wildlife species were re-established in Kentucky after being absent for generations. Next month, another native species will make its return when fishery biologists of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources begin releasing lake sturgeon into the Cumberland River below Cumberland Falls. The goal is to create a self-sustaining wild population in a river where historically the fish...


Latest Shovelnose sturgeon Reference Libraries

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2007-02-13 14:51:50

The Pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) is an endangered species of fish that exists in the waters of the Mississippi and Missouri River and numerous tributaries. In 1990, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service placed the species on the endangered species list, as very few young sturgeon had been found in recent years, and also due to the fact that all sightings of the fish had lessened in the preceding decade. The Pallid sturgeon is one of the largest fish found in the Mississippi...

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2005-06-02 08:40:46

Sturgeon (Acipenser) is a genus of 20 different fishes, of which some twenty different species are known, from European, Asiatic and North American rivers. They pass a great part of the year in the sea, but periodically swim into large rivers, some in spring to deposit their spawn, others later in the season for some purpose unknown; only a few of the species are exclusively confined to fresh water. None occur in the tropics or in the southern hemisphere. In Russia the fisheries are of...

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