Sturgeon Team Meets Unexpected Conservation Challenges
November 13, 2007 - National Geographic
By Tyler Faith
Famed for its prized caviar, the beluga sturgeon is the world's most valuable sturgeon. Due to overfishing, poaching, habitat degradation, and dam construction, it is now on the verge of extinction. National Geographic grantee Phaedra Doukakis (Pew Institute for Ocean Science at the University of Miami) set out to monitor sturgeon populations in the Ural River and Caspian Sea. Kazakhstan’s Ural River is the only remaining place in the world where researchers can follow and observe beluga sturgeon migrations unimpeded by dams.
To read the full article go to the National Geographic website. Click on the BIOLOGY tab then Click on the dot that reads Saving Sturgeon.
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Click on the BIOLOGY tab, then on Saving Sturgeon