Biologists have found evidence that pallid sturgeon are breeding in the lower Missouri River.
The fish, informally called a living fossil, can live up to 40 years and grow up to six-feet in length—as a species sturgeon once lived alongside dinosaurs.
Today, pallid sturgeon are endangered. So far there’s been little evidence that sturgeon were spawning in the wild.
But, recently two pallid sturgeon in the larval stage were found near Saint Louis.
SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray reports that the finding opens a host of new scientific questions.