On the prowl for pallid sturgeon

December 22, 2010 | 5:49 p.m. CST
Ecologist Aaron DeLonay and biological technician Rebecca Welly, both with the U.S. Geological Survey, suit up in warm clothes and life vests before they search for a previously tagged female pallid sturgeon in the shadow of the Jefferson City Bridge and the Missouri State Capitol Building on Oct. 29. DeLonay and a small team of scientists go out on the river frequently to check on the reproductive condition of the rare fish to see, and in some cases ensure, successful reproduction.

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