VCU Rice Center has breaking news on sturgeon project
Scientists are doing everything but passing out cigars over the discovery of a nearly 7-foot sturgeon that’s in the family way.
Experts pulled the 200-pound, bone-plated fish from the James River last month near Newport News. Full of eggs, it was almost ready to spawn.
No one has documented a ready-to-spawn sturgeon in the James in decades.
“This is actually a pretty historic event,” said Anne Wright, Virginia Commonwealth University’s coordinator of environmental outreach.