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    Re: Baby sturgeon spotted at UCD today

    I worked at UCD for 15 years back around the time Abraham Lincoln was still chopping firewood. The sturgeon program was always interesting and I spent a fair amount of time out there chatting with the researchers. At one time I tested some of the first ultrasonic lures that were put out by a guy in Montana. I lowered the lures into the tanks where the mature sturgeon were and took video of the reaction of the fish. They were definitely attracted by the sound but I was never able to catch anything on those lures. Anyway, the sturgeon program has been going on for decades there and they are a big resource for fish farmers. The UCD fisheries program always used to have a nice setup at the state fair in Cal Expo but it has been years since I last went

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    Re: Baby sturgeon spotted at UCD today

    UCD does quite a bit of research on farmed and wild sturgeon. They also have tanks with large green sturgies for scientific analysis and research.

    I suspect these are young farmed sturgeon for research. I was invited there a couple times to show the profs and students how to clean sturgeon. We had to kill about 30-35 young farmed fish for analysis of biological differences related to chromosomes.

    I never cleaned so many sturgeon at one time in my life! It was an educational and interesting experience.

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    Re: Baby sturgeon spotted at UCD today

    Future plants maybe?

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    Re: Baby sturgeon spotted at UCD today

    You guys need to clean out your drains if sturgeon are backing up in the tub.

    Research project I'm assuming?

    Cool to see.

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    Re: Baby sturgeon spotted at UCD today

    Absolutely fantastic!
    Fungaiolo/Cacciatore/Pescatore

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    Baby sturgeon spotted at UCD today



    Will try to include video later.
    Here they come!

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