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Viewfinder: Rare Sturgeon Netted in the Potomac

Fish is a 'living fossil'

Anyone who has ever cast a line into water has a story about the one that got away. But if Mike Harley ever starts telling you about the time he caught a rare sturgeon in the Potomac, don't walk away. It's no fish story, as the pictures above illustrate.

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, sturgeon have undergone remarkably little morphological change, indicating that their evolution has been exceptionally slow and earning them informal status as "living fossils."

Tracy Bank April 15, 2011 at 01:09 PM
Impressive! All we ever catch is river weed :) Where on the Potomac were they fishing?

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