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Transitioning from One Life Stage to the Next

2016 Pallid Sturgeon Free Embryo Drift Study Continues and is Far from Completion By Pat Braaten July 20, 2016 The release of nearly 700,000 pallid sturgeon free embryos on June 27 (see previous blog entry¬†700,000 Baby Fish) marked the start … Continue reading

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What a Difference a Day Makes

By: Kimberly Chojnacki and Aaron DeLonay Scientists at the USGS, Columbia Environmental Research Center have initiated research that closely examines the differences in early life stages of three sturgeon species; lake sturgeon, pallid sturgeon, and shovelnose sturgeon.¬† On Wednesday, April … Continue reading

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A Spawning Recorded in the Yellowstone River

By Patrick Braaten She was initially captured in September 1993, but at the time, the sex and reproductive status of the 1325 mm, 15.9 kg pallid sturgeon were not determined. She was implanted with a passive integrated transponder (PIT) tag … Continue reading

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We Just Wanna See What Happens Down There!

Pallid sturgeon exist almost exclusively in habitats that are notoriously difficult to study. Particularly due to river flow and turbidity, there are many aspects of sturgeon behavior which scientists struggle to observe and truly understand. One such behavior which Comprehensive … Continue reading

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