via the Baltimore Sun
When a fisherman netted a 170-pound mature female Atlantic sturgeon back in April, he turned it over to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Now biologists hope to fertilize the eggs and produce perhaps 50,000 young sturgeon for release. While mature male sturgeon have been caught, this was the first mature female caught in three decades. Find out more.
Never seen a sturgeon? Check out some one-year-olds on the Sturgeon Cam at the University of Maryland's Horn Point Laboratory Web site.