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Rare fish washes up on Connecticut shore

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A rare seven-foot Atlantic Sturgeon washed up on the shore in Lyme earlier this week. Is this the find of the century?

A monster fish found along the Connecticut River may mean a species once thought to be extinct is back.

A 7-foot Atlantic Sturgeon washed up in Lyme…why it died is still a mystery, but the biggest question is why it was 8 miles up the river from the mouth of the Long Island Sound.  Read more here

Scientists hope tests will help them determine if the Sturgeon is unique to the Connecticut River or just part of the population from from another waterway, such as the Hudson River.

How and why the sturgeon washed ashore is a mystery, but the fate of another massive fish, an 800-pound shark, was well-documented when it was caught off the Florida coast in late March.

 

 

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