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Sturgeon-Living

Living with Sturgeon

Gulf sturgeon can be found in several rivers throughout Florida, including the Suwannee River. Learn about encounters that boaters have had with these large jumping fish, and how you can minimize your risk of impact.



Living with Gulf Sturgeon

Learn about the Gulf sturgeon, the problem boaters have had with these large jumping fish, and how you can reduce your risk of impact.

Suwannee River Sturgeon FAQ

View answers to questions about Gulf sturgeon and encounters boaters have had with jumping sturgeon in the Suwannee River.

Map Showing Sturgeon Strikes in the Suwannee River

View a map showing the Suwannee River and locations of sturgeon strikes for 2006-2013.

Sturgeon Awareness Materials

Learn about the decal and sign created to increase public awareness of sturgeon in Suwannee River, and how you can get your own copy.

Press on Suwannee Sturgeon

Read press releases from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission about sturgeon collisions in the Suwannee River

Sturgeon: A Photo Set on Flickr

Caution! Jumping Sturgeon: A Video on YouTube

Suwannee River Gulf Sturgeon: A Video on YouTube



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