The animal of the day is the White Sturgeon. (Did you know: The White sturgeon are the largest freshwater fish in North America and can weigh over 1500 pounds! Sturgeons actually have taste buds OUTSIDE their mouths, allowing them to decide if something is edible before it tries shoving it in it’s gullet! This along with it’s sensitive barbels make sturgeons great hunters!
One of the White Sturgeons biggest problems today is the building of dams along the rivers where they live. Sturgeons are anadromous, which means they are born in freshwater, mature in salt water and then return to freshwater (kinda like salmon, but sturgeons spend most of their life in fresh water). Dams create land-locked sturgeon populations (plus do horrible things to many other species including humans when they are built.) Let’s stop with the damn dams!