Re: NANFA-- Beluga Sturgeon

Bruce Stallsmith (
Tue, 20 Aug 2002 13:58:08 -0400

>So what CAN live in this body of water?...

Various jellyfish and comb jellies (Ctenophores) seem to do well along with
a rich diversity of bacteria with interesting metabolic pathways. I think
some other fishes are doing OK, but they have very different ecological
requirements from sturgeon. All species of sturgeon are long-lived and take
years to mature, which is why their populations are vulnerable to habitat
alterations (in a million words or less...).

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A
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