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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Endangered Sturgeon Returning to Suwannee River

Published March 17, 2008
Gulf sturgeon are beginning their annual migration back into the Suwannee River, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, FWC, is reminding boaters to slow down and be aware these giant fish are jumping.

Nine people were injured in accidental collisions with jumping sturgeon during 2007. A fatal incident occurred after a sturgeon jumped in front of a boat. The boat operator swerved abruptly to avoid a collision, causing two people to be ejected into the water, with one of the men drowning.
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