- Associated Press - Saturday, July 18, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Gulf Sturgeon population in Florida’s Suwanee River is thriving.

The Gainesville Sun (https://bit.ly/1McmFBZ ) reports that the fish have experienced a strong rebound after once nearing extinction.

Scientists are monitoring the fish, which can grow up to 200 pounds and 7 feet in length.

An estimated 10,000 adult sturgeon now mate and spawn in the Suwanee River. Less than 15 years ago, the species was listed by the federal government as endangered.

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Information from: The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, https://www.gainesvillesun.com

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