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Monday, September 04, 2006

Florida, not valley, warned of leaping sturgeons

Folks boating on the Suwannee River in Florida will now be greeted by signs with this message: Warning: Fish May Jump. The Suwannee has had six sturgeon jumping accidents this year — probably a record. The gulf sturgeon in Florida are the closest relative of the Atlantic sturgeon we have in the Hudson River, and both can reach eight feet and weigh close to 200 pounds.

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