DETROIT (AP) - It’s “Sturgeon Day” along the Detroit River.
More than 200 students from University Prep Science & Math participate Thursday in an interactive educational experience at Milliken State Park in Detroit. Events are designed to educate about the evolution of the fish. Sessions will end with the chance to see a live lake sturgeon pulled from the water.
The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and others are involved.
Sturgeon can grow to about 8 feet, weigh 200 pounds and live 150 years. In the Detroit River, development along the river has destroyed many of their habitats. They once were abundant in the Great Lakes region and are the subject of decades-long restoration efforts.
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