Category Archives: chute

Mapping the Chutes

By Robert Jacobson and Casey Hickcox The presence of pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) on the Federal Endangered Species List generally boils down to their inability to reproduce in the wild. Scientists suspect shallow-water habitat lost when the Missouri River was … Continue reading

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Across The River And Into The Trees

These weren’t just the last words of General Jackson in the Hemingway novel.  On Friday, April 12th, biologists located PLS11-004, a reproductive, female pallid sturgeon during her upstream migration, presumably to spawn.  In the morning PLS11-004 was observed crossing the … Continue reading

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Oh, chute!

Two telemetered pallid sturgeon were located in Lisbon Chute the week of April 18th. Lisbon Chute is a side channel to the Missouri River between Glasgow and Arrow Rock, Missouri, on the Big Muddy National Wildlife Refuge.  It formed during intense … Continue reading

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