Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

Gulf Sturgeon

Gulf sturgeon have been around since the age of the dinosaurs, and still maintain their five rows of armor scutes, a cartilaginous skeleton, a long snout, a suction mouth, and no teeth. These anadromous fish move between freshwater rivers (Pearl River in Louisiana/Mississippi and the Suwannee River in Florida) and saltwater (Gulf of Mexico), depending on the time of year. These federally protected fish are known for their summer jumping, especially because they can grow up to 7.5 feet long and weigh up to 200 pounds.
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Date published: August 1, 2016

Gulf Sturgeon Ecological Investigations

The Gulf sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi, has been listed as Threatened since 1991. Beginning in 1986, USGS has been investigating sturgeon population abundance and ecology throughout its range, but mostly in the Suwannee River.

Contacts: Michael Randall
Date published: June 13, 2016

Preserving Gulf Sturgeon—A Fish Tale of Gargantuan Proportions

It's hard to imagine a better job than doing fieldwork with the USGS Coastal Ecology crew as they work to keep tabs on the Gulf sturgeon population.

Contacts: Michael Randall, Tania Larson
Date published: May 26, 2016

Flow Cytometry Applied to the Animal Kingdom in Studies of Natural Resource Science

Flow cytometry is a technique for rapidly analyzing large numbers of animal cells using light-scattering, fluorescence, and absorbance measurements.

Date published: December 1, 2013

A Bibliography of All Known Publications & Reports on the Gulf Sturgeon Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi (through 31 December 2013)

This functional bibliography is meant to be a complete and comprehensive bibliography of all discoverable reports containing information on the Gulf Sturgeon (GS). This bibliography contains all known reports presenting, documenting, summarizing, listing, or interpreting information on the GS through 31 December 2013.

Date published: October 14, 2003

Gulf sturgeon Fact Sheet

Gulf sturgeon Fact Sheet