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Prehistoric Fish: Gulf Sturgeon At Trout Lake Nature Center

Posted on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 1:10 am

A prehistoric fish, the Gulf sturgeon is a sub-species of the Atlantic sturgeon and can grow to greater than six feet and weigh 200 pounds. It is found from Mississippi to the Suwannee River. Federally listed as threatened, this fish faces many dangers due to dams, pollution, dredging and more. Learn about the latest research and what is being done to protect this unique fish.
Mike Randall, a fish biologist, has focused his studies on the ecology of fishes in the Southeast US. His work looks at several areas—ecology of sturgeon, fish community composition on mesophotic reefs, acoustic telemetry of other fish species and estuarine ecology. Randall uses various tools that include mark-recapture, acoustic and satellite telemetry, ROV surveys, stable isotopes, and sonar surveys in his studies.
This program (Friday, March 15 at 6 p.m.) is free to attend but a $5 donation is suggested to support this independent nonprofit’s future programs. For more information, email or call 352.357.7536.