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Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:33 PM

240-pound fish, 7 feet long, age 100, caught in Detroit River

A 240-pound (108.8 kilograms) sturgeon that could be more than 100 years old was caught last week in the Detroit River by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The “real life river monster” was nearly 7 feet (2.1 meters) long, the agency said Friday on Facebook, where the photo was shared more than 24,000 times by late afternoon.

“Based on its girth and size, it is assumed to be a female and that she has been roaming our waters over 100 years. She was quickly released back into the river” after being weighed and measured, the Fish and Wildlife Service said.

The typical lifespan is 55 years for a male sturgeon and 70 to 100 years for females, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

https://apnews.com/article/detroit-fish-oddities-8ff8ec1d49d381c8549e03a9ec1f23c2

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:36 PM

1. "She was quickly released back into the river after being weighed and measured." Whew. nt

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Response to Nittersing (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:41 PM

3. Thank-you for pointing that out

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:38 PM

2. Happy ending! "She was quickly released back into the river"

n/t

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:50 PM

4. I think someone caught one in the Potomac recently too

They were there in George Washington’s time but don’t recall many since, though perhaps they’re just elusive.

They released theirs too!

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 08:31 PM

7. That would be more than 200 years old

Washington died in 1799. So I don’t think so.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 09:03 PM

9. Ha, well I didn't mean that particular fish. Sturgeon were in the Potomac when George was around

Then not seen for a long time. But maybe they (as a species) were just hiding out.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 08:25 PM

5. Caviar comes from a Virgin Sturgeon....

A Virgin Sturgeon is a very fine fish.
A virgin Sturgeon needs no urgin'
That's why Caviar is my dish.
(clap, clap, clap, clap)

The chorus to a fun song sung by one of my favorite bands at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival called The Dregs.

Anyone who has attended this Festival in the past at Mac's Pub have heard verses to this song that go from rated G to XXX.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 08:27 PM

6. Did Jeremy Wade catch it?

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 08:32 PM

8. "caught last week in the Detroit River by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service" n/t

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 09:04 PM

10. I like his shows!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 09:10 PM

11. Extremely rare shortnose sturgeon caught in Potomac River excites biologists and fishermen

http://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/dc/extremely-rare-shortnosed-sturgeon-caught-in-potomac-excites-biologists-and-fishermen-endangered-fletchers-cove/65-df81deeb-c9c1-493f-b84e-a79e93735783

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Extremely rare shortnose sturgeon caught in Potomac River excites biologists and fishermen

The endangered species reminiscent of the dinosaur era has not been seen in the river for 14 years. “It was like catching a Unicorn," stunned fisherman says

WASHINGTON — An extremely rare shortnose sturgeon has been caught in the Potomac River near Chain Bridge, reigniting hopes that the endangered fish might be capable of staging a comeback after disappearing from the river for more than a decade.

Lynch said he and his fishing partner Josh Cohn were stunned as they brought the sturgeon to the boat and realized they had caught a fish that they believed had gone extinct in the Potomac decades ago.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 10:10 PM

12. They can get much larger than that.

They are a prehistoric species, I think. Glad they let it go.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 05:57 AM

13. sturgeon have to be about that size in wi to keep. WI started conserving the fish around 1900.

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