Atlantic Sturgeon

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8:36 am
Thu November 28, 2013

Atlantic Sturgeon Populations Are Recovering Along The Coast

Atlantic Sturgeon populations are recovering along the North Carolina coast.
Credit Keith Ashley and Bennett Wynne, North Carolina Resources Commission / Creative Commons

The endangered Atlantic Sturgeon is slowly making a comeback along the North Carolina coast. 

The ocean fish needs to come into coastal rivers to spawn. Dams and locks in many of the state's waterways have made it difficult and, in some cases, impossible for the sturgeon to reproduce. But efforts to remove some of those barriers seems to be having a positive impact. 

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