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Micah sutures adult sturgeon

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USGS research fishery biologist Micah Kieffer sutures an adult Atlantic sturgeon after implanting an acoustic transmitter in its abdomen as part of efforts by USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center and partners to better understand sturgeon movements in the Gulf of Maine. This project was funded by the U.S. Navy to evaluate activities of endangered sturgeons near the Bath Iron Works, a prominent Naval ship-building facility located on the Kennebec River, with additional project support provided by the Maine Department of Marine Resources and NOAA National Marine Fisheries Services.


Permission granted to USGS from Jason Bartlett for use.