Re: NANFA-- A coverup by the government? Surely not...
Mon, 22 Mar 2004 00:25:21 EST

In a message dated 3/21/04 10:38:17 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> 2) Juvenile Alabama sturgeon are virtually indistinguishable from their
> congeners. So even if it was an Alabama sturgeon, the bait shop owner
> possesses fish I.D. skills that exceed those of veteran sturgeon
> (Actually, if I'm not mistaken, juvenile Alabama sturgeon have never been
> described.)
Are you saying that one baby sturgeon can't told from another? I can tell
small sterlets from shovelnose. The small ones look a lot like the big ones, a
shovelnose has the distinctive nose and the sterlet is a thicker fish with a
stubbier nose. Of course I have seen several of both so maybe that's why I can
tell them apart.

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