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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sturgeon strike again; man and son injured

Published September 9, 2008 - The Gainesville Sun
A 4-year-old boy’s arm was broken, and his father was cut by a jumping sturgeon on the Suwannee River on Sunday afternoon.

The Suwannee River is home to a large population of sturgeon, who can grow to more than 8 feet long and weigh up to 200 pounds. State biologists have estimated that between 6,500 and 7,500 of the fish spend eight or nine months a year in the river.

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