Terror In Florida Waters

You know when you’re at the beach in Florida, to watch out for sharks. In the Everglades, in some lakes and ponds, you know to watch out for alligators. When you’re on the Suwanee River, did you know to watch out for leaping sturgeon? The National Geographic reports that sturgeon are jumping out of the water, and in some cases colliding with boats and jet skis, in some cases injuring people. It sounds funny, until you realize that an adult sturgeon can be 8 feet long (maybe even bigger!), weigh 200 pounds, and leap 6 feet out of the water. And they have these armor plates along their back. But at least we know the incidents are accidental:

“These are random collisions

August 20, 2006 В· Harry В· Comments Closed
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