The Atlantic sturgeon, which can reach 14 feet long and live to be 60 years or o
The Atlantic sturgeon, which can reach 14 feet long and live to be 60 years or older, was once abundant in Maine rivers and the rest of the Atlantic coast. The Biodiversity Legal Foundation of Colorado has petitioned the federal government to declare the Atlantic sturgeon an endangered species in its entire range, which runs from Florida to the Kennebec River. The Kennebec, with a population of around 100 adults, is thought to have the fourth largest population of sturgeon in the world, and is one of the few remaining U.S. rivers with a spawning population of the fish. The shortnose sturgeon, also native to the Kennebec, has been on the federal endangered species list since 1967.
Endangered species, Sturgeon
Watts, Douglas, "The Atlantic sturgeon, which can reach 14 feet long and live to be 60 years or o" (1997). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 2612.