Excavation of Gribshunden Shipwreck
Archaeologists first spotted the sturgeon's bony plates near a barrel in the Gribshunden shipwreck. https://t.co/1E7gzmfwab— Smithsonian Magazine (@SmithsonianMag) September 8, 2020
Health Editor’s Note: The Atlantic sturgeon is just one of the items in the royal’s stash in this 15th century time capsule. The Atlantic sturgeon is critically endangered so this find brings the discoverers to a time when sturgeon was plentiful.
As an aside, the Toledo Zoo has been raising lake sturgeon, whose numbers have diminished, for release into the Maumee River and Lake Erie. The second release of these baby sturgeon occurred a year ago and these babies are growing by several inches per year and doing well.…Carol