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Old 04-16-2010, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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I was at Sandbridge earlier today(the water's fine by the way) and I noticed an odd looking fish on the shore. It looks prehistoric.

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Old 04-16-2010, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Chesapeake
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That is a sturgeon, they can get huge!
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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That is a sturgeon, they can get huge!
that's what i thought, but i'm not that familiar with them. i thought sturgeon were freshwater fish, so i dismissed it. anyway, i just did a google search after reading your post and apparently there is a marine species. it still looks pretty strange to me.
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Did it have caviar?
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:19 PM
 
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I was at the Virginia Living museum and heard people talking about an alligator gar fish. I don't know if I heard them properly, but they pointed at a fish that looked a bit like this. This is a fantastic photo, and I agree--- historic looking fish!
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Chesapeake
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I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and we fished for Sturgeon all the time. We would catch them in the Bay which was salt water. They are really tasty but they are not commercially fished so you would have to catch one to eat one! LOL!

The hard outer shell on them is really their bones, they don't have inner bones, just cartilage. They have been around much longer than us humans!
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Maine
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yeah it looks like a sturgeon
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Va Beach
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The Japanese pay thousands for Sturgeon. Their eggs are used for caviar.
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Old 04-17-2010, 08:45 AM
 
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Yipes! If I saw that thing looking at me I'd run the other way!!
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:19 PM
 
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^ exactly! never seen a fish like that. kinda scary looking.
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