Post date: Monday, November 17, 2014 - 16:47
Updated date: 11/17/14
Shortnose sturgeon Acipenser brevirostrum (Couch, Karen J, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) - Public Domain

 

The shortnose sturgeon is an Atlantic species, living primarily in rivers on the east coast from New Brunswick to northern Florida. Its existence is threatened by the dams that have been built all along the east coast to provide electrical power, navigation depth, and irrigation water.

 

 

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Photo Credits:

Shortnose sturgeon illustration by Couch, Karen J, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - released into the Public Domain through Wikimedia Commons


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