Sturgeon head on a dock on the Suwannee River in Florida. The Gulf sturgeon is one of seven species found in North America. A prehistoric species that date back to time of dinosaurs, they are threatened yet a popular source of food for their caviar. They have barbels on the underside of their snout and no teeth. They can exceed eight feet and weigh over 300 pounds. They live in saltwater and travel upstream to fresh water to spawn.
- MELISSA FARLOW
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- Okefenokee USA_National Geographic magazine_4/1992