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“Blinded Me With Science”–Missouri River Pallid Sturgeon

I have not done a blog post on a fisheries science topic in a while.  Time to dust off the theme song, if you want, listen while you read, She Blinded Me with Science, Thomas Dolby.

Got another link for you to follow.  This one about some research that has been done on pallid sturgeon in our stretch of the Missouri River.  I found an excellent article in the Nebraska City News Press.  No, I am not going to copy and paste the article here, going to ask you to follow the link, Downstream effects:  Sturgeon lifespan, fertility vary strikingly with river conditions.

Photo from NGPC Pallid Sturgeon Broodstock FaceBook page.

Take the time and read the newspaper article.  It is very interesting.  Some things I made notice of is how adaptable, “plastic” wild critters can be, pallid sturgeon in this case.  Unfortunately, the endangered pallid sturgeon in our Missouri River have to be adaptable to survive in a very much man-altered environment.  Those alterations have some impacts that you would not expect.  However, knowing that, we can do better and hopefully help the pallid sturgeon to recover.


About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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