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Wisconsin DNR tags 7-foot-3, 240-pound, 125-year-old sturgeon
Duluth News Triubune ^ | April 11, 2012 | : Associated Press report

Posted on 04/11/2012 6:40:42 PM PDT by DManA

SHAWANO, Wis. — The state Department of Natural Resources has tagged a 125-year-old sturgeon that's the size of a football linebacker and is the largest on record in Wisconsin.

Officials found the 7-foot-3-inch long, 240-pound female sturgeon in the Wolf River near Shawano on Tuesday, DNR sturgeon biologist Ron Bruch said. He estimated the fish was born around 1887, when Grover Cleveland was president.

(Excerpt) Read more at duluthnewstribune.com ...


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To: NavyCanDo

Are they older or do they grow faster?


21 posted on 04/11/2012 7:16:05 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Rebelbase

That’s how I first read it too.


22 posted on 04/11/2012 7:24:42 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Onlyest thing is sturgeons don’t have scales.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturgeon


23 posted on 04/11/2012 7:27:26 PM PDT by DManA
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To: 2111USMC

I went back to re-read it when I got to the part that said it was a big a linebacker.

That’s one big linebacker.


24 posted on 04/11/2012 7:31:18 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: DManA

I have read that apparently some fish don’t seem to have an upper limit to their lives once they become large enough to be at the top of the food chain in their environment, and no disease, injury or toxin gets to them. Supposedly, there were one-ton catfish in the Mississippi River when the early settlers arrived. That may have worked out to several hundred years of age.


25 posted on 04/11/2012 7:32:14 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: DManA

7’ 3”, 240? It’ll end up a Kentucky Wildcat.


26 posted on 04/11/2012 7:33:11 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
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To: carriage_hill

please do not question the government . now go back about your business


27 posted on 04/11/2012 7:34:50 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
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To: DManA; girlangler

Wow! Girl, you’re going to want to see this.


28 posted on 04/11/2012 7:36:31 PM PDT by Grammy
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To: 2111USMC

If you read REALLY fast it was 3,240,125 lbs. ggg


29 posted on 04/11/2012 7:38:32 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA
It must be very expensive for a 7-foot-3, 240-pound, 125-year-old sturgeon to get malpractice insurance.
30 posted on 04/11/2012 8:01:34 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

WI Ping

Sturgeon Recalled From Lake Near Shawano.


31 posted on 04/11/2012 8:32:58 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Liberalism lives in a gated community surrounded by a mote." R.H.Limbaugh 4-3-2012)
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To: carriage_hill

By examining the spine in the pectoral fin the age of the fish can be determined. A thin section of the spine is cut and examined under a magnifying scope. Visible in the section are rings, somewhat like the growth rings in a tree trunk. By counting the rings, biologists can determine the age of the fish.

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/areas/fisheries/hinckley/rivers/sturgeonstudy.html

In dead fish that have decomposed they examine the otoliths and count the rings. They can age them to the day using this method in some species.


32 posted on 04/11/2012 8:55:10 PM PDT by free me (heartless)
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To: DManA

Thought sturgeons were like catfish, no scales.

How do you age a fish with no scales?

Alligator Gar get bigger than that in less/fewer years. But they have scales. And they can get hugh, I am series


33 posted on 04/11/2012 9:38:28 PM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain. FUBO: GOD BLESS DICK CHENEY! D.C. FOREVER!)
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To: carriage_hill
How do you tell the age of a fish?

In Wisconsin it's easy. They just checked its voting record. It's been a good Democrat.

34 posted on 04/11/2012 10:12:27 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: TheConservativeParty; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Wisconsin Big Fish ping

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


35 posted on 04/11/2012 10:29:32 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Joe 6-pack

I have had both red and black caviar...they both taste like salty BB’s.


36 posted on 04/11/2012 10:50:44 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: free me

Thanks; that’s very enlightening. I never knew it. I always thought it was a size vs growth “educated” guess, or something along those lines. Can they do that with ancient human remains, too? Or is it carbon dating the bone/fossils?


37 posted on 04/12/2012 3:37:59 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: sjmjax

LOL! Makes perfect sense to me.


38 posted on 04/12/2012 3:38:38 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: Iowa Granny; Ladysmith; Diana in Wisconsin; JLO; sergeantdave; damncat; phantomworker; joesnuffy; ..
If you’d like to be on or off this Outdoors/Rural/wildlife/hunting/hiking/backpacking/National Parks/animals list please FR mail me. And ping me is you see articles of interest.
39 posted on 04/12/2012 5:17:16 AM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: carriage_hill
How do you tell the age of a fish?

It told the DNR pointyheads its memories of being caught and released by a teenaged Helen Thomas.

40 posted on 04/12/2012 6:10:29 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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