Quantcast

Latest Sturgeons Stories

2008-10-04 00:00:13

The Army Corps of Engineers has released a draft for the 2008-09 Annual Operating Plan for the Missouri River. Bismarck will host one of six scheduled public meetings in October. That meeting is set at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Ramkota. The plan presents information on the anticipated regulation of the Missouri River main stem reservoir system for 2009 and the remainder of 2008. Comments, both oral and written, will be accepted by corps until Nov. 21. The draft plan proposes two "spring...

2008-09-15 18:00:18

By STEVE PATTERSON From the St. Johns River to the Pacific Northwest, freshwater fish are in trouble, say scientists who report nearly 40 percent of fish species in North American rivers are declining substantially. The 700 distinct fish populations that are imperiled are nearly twice what a similar investigation in 1989 discovered. Much of the decline is in the Southeast. Florida is less affected than its neighbors but has 23 imperiled populations, from minnows to bass. About...

2008-08-05 15:00:25

By JOHN HOLYOKE Atlantic salmon have earned lead billing on the Penobscot River, and striped bass have become a highly sought fish over the past several years. Old-timers can tell you about the productive smelting expeditions they took as kids ... and that some still enjoy. But lurking at the bottom of the Penobscot for untold years has been another fish, one that is neither glamorous nor attractive. It is the sturgeon. As we reported on Saturday, the folks up at the University of...

2008-08-04 15:00:29

By JOHN HOLYOKE Back in 2005, local angler Keith Bates gained a bit of local notice when he inadvertently hooked, landed and released a shortnose sturgeon while fishing for striped bass in the Penobscot River. The fish, which nobody really knew even existed in the Penobscot, was estimated at 5 to 51/2feet long, and As it turned out, it didn't take long before folks from Orono to Washington, D.C., started paying attention as well. "That kind of prompted us to say, 'Well, gee, we need to...

2008-07-27 00:00:24

By Ian Johnston Sturgeon stroll to the Humber aims to raise sights on fish conservation Environmentalists seeking to highlight the decimation of the UK's larger fish species are to make a symbolic journey from the headwaters of the Trent to the Humber Estuary, once a thriving spawning ground for sturgeon. Lisa Chilton, marine development manager for the Wildlife Trusts, said: "We don't think of sturgeon as a UK species, but not so long ago they were common and still part of our diet."...

2008-07-15 09:00:45

Hong Kong Ocean Park gets five more rare Chinese sturgeons HONG KONG, July 14 (Xinhua) -- The Hong Kong Ocean Park said Monday it will get another five rare Chinese sturgeons from a Chinese mainland conservation center and that the total nine Chinese sturgeons in the park will soon have a dedicated facility. Allan Zeman, chairman of the theme park, said the Ocean Park has signed an agreement with mainland conservation authorities on the donation of the Chinese sturgeons, which will...

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...

2008-07-02 18:00:16

By Sheri McWhirter, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 2--TOWER -- A new rearing facility for lake sturgeon will be built on the Black River in Cheboygan County in an effort to grow the threatened fish's population. Lake sturgeon can grow to lengths of seven feet, and next spring many may spend the early part of their lives in a facility on the banks of the Black River before their release into the stream. Those already in the river and Black Lake make up an enclosed inland...

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...

2007-10-04 18:00:20

By Larry Bingham, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Oct. 4--All the Oregon State Police know about the crime, so far, is this: The missing were last seen swimming in knee-deep water Friday afternoon. Sunday morning, the pond was empty. The thief -- or thieves -- must have lugged the seven victims, each roughly 2 1/2 to 5 feet long and weighing 40 to 50 pounds, around the gift shop and through the visitor parking lot. Investigator Mike Hanson thinks it had to have happened at night....


Latest Sturgeons Reference Libraries

39_8f636640ef0b9c3fe6fe355bf57ef2c6
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...

39_efb60833e5d452223466517624da0e62
2007-02-13 13:23:54

The beluga (Huso huso) is a species of anadromous fish in the sturgeon family (Acipenseridae) of order Acipenseriformes. It is found primarily in the Caspian and Black Sea basins, and occasionally in the Adriatic Sea. Heavily fished for the female's valuable roe"”known as beluga caviar"”the beluga is a large, maximum 19 feet (6 meters), slow-growing and late-maturing fish that can live for 150 years. The species' numbers have been greatly reduced by over-fishing or poaching, prompting...

39_d500df4595e9420e89213847757285be
2007-02-13 13:09:49

The European sea sturgeon (Acipenser sturio), also known as the Baltic sturgeon or common sturgeon, is a species of Sturgeon found on most coasts of Europe. It is currently an endangered species. The wedge-shaped head of this sturgeon ends in a long point. There are many sensitive barbels on the facial area. The dorsal fins are located very far back on the body. Five longitudinal lines of large osseous plates are found on the body of the fish. The belly is yellow and the back is...

39_d2d043a8024f93212eaa4e54c2528629
2007-02-13 13:07:51

The Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrhynchus oxyrinchus) is a member of the Acipenseridae family and is among one of the oldest fish species in the world. Its range extends from New Brunswick, Canada to the eastern coast of Florida. It was in great abundance when the first settlers came to America, but has since declined due to over-fishing and water pollution. It is considered threatened, endangered and even extinct in much of its original habitats. The fish can reach sixty years of age,...

30_9396accbef261ebfa527b642a6377dd6
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...

More Articles (5 articles) »
Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.