Tag Archives: Pallid Sturgeon

New Pallid Sturgeon Reports

By Robert Jacobson Our blog has been quiet lately because we have been concentrating on writing and reporting. It has been said that if scientific information isn’t published, it’s as if it doesn’t exist. On rivers like the Missouri, where … Continue reading

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Through the Looking Glass

By Kimberly Chojnacki and Aaron DeLonay Pallid sturgeon eggs are approximately three millimeters, or less than one eight of an inch, in diameter. While the eggs of this endangered sturgeon are small, the changes that happen inside are truly a … Continue reading

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Spawning of Pallid Sturgeon for Crucial Experiments

By Kimberly Chojnacki, Aaron DeLonay, and Robert Jacobson Researchers at the USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center (CERC) have been making preparations to spawn pallid sturgeon to provide eggs and larvae for experiments.  During March and April, the captive population of … Continue reading

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Unpredictable Water in the Missouri River

By Aaron Delonay, Robert Jacobson, and Casey Hickcox As the temperatures in the Missouri River Basin begin to rise each spring, snowmelt and spring storms typically introduce large quantities of water into the system. This water becomes runoff that enters … Continue reading

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Adult Reproductive Studies Benefit from Broodstock Collection Effort

Each spring biologists and volunteers from State and Federal agencies cooperate to collect adult pallid sturgeon from the Lower Missouri River for hatchery propagation.  Offices from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Missouri Department of Conservation, Nebraska Game and Parks … Continue reading

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