Great Lakes: Great sturgeon
By: Sonia Mahajan, Features Editor at the Campus Times
Lake sturgeon have called the Great Lakes home for 10,000 years. The lake sturgeon’s roots go back 200 million years, when their prehistoric ancestors lived among the dinosaurs. In addition to being the area’s oldest fish, the lake sturgeon is also the largest, measuring up to six feet in length. The lake sturgeon has an unfortunate modern history, however. The fish is considered a threatened species in the state of New York, and this issue hits us at home in the Genesee River — right in our very backyard. Efforts have been made in the past year that raise hope of a new beginning, but what caused its decline in the first place?
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