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Shortnose Sturgeon Found in Saco River

University of New England researchers caught an unexpected shortnose sturgeon while studying Atlantic sturgeon in the Saco River. The Atlantic sturgeon had officially disappeared from the Saco River 100 years ago.  James Sulikowski, assistant professor of marine sciences, and his students have been studying Atlantic sturgeon in the Saco River since catching one in 2007. The rarer shortnose sturgeon had never been found in the Saco River.

See John Richardon’s article in the Morning Sentinel, “Researchers net unexpected sturgeon Shortnose variety not known ever to have been found in Saco River until UNE team pulled one up in net.

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife – Shortnose Sturgeon in Maine.


Eric Holsinger
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