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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Big hopes in catch of young Atlantic sturgeon

Thu, Sep. 17, 2009 From the Philadelphia Inquirer

Biologist Matt Fisher was hauling in a research net in the Delaware River near Wilmington recently when he spotted a tiny fish that all but made his heart stop.

It was a young Atlantic sturgeon, most likely hatched last spring.

Just seven inches long and weighing less than an ounce, it was nevertheless a momentous discovery - long-awaited proof that the species was spawning in the Delaware. Read the rest of the article here