Struggling sturgeon

January 9, 2008 | 12:00 a.m. CST
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fishery Biologist Andy Plauck photographs a hatchery-born pallid sturgeon. This fish would normally be the day's big catch, but the team also pulled up a large wild pallid sturgeon. When the three-person Fish and Wildlife Service team pulls a pallid sturgeon out of the murky water, the fish is thoroughly documented and measured, and if it is a wild-born adult, it might be moved to a hatchery.

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