Suzy Hall found this front page newspaper article about a sturgeon jumping into a boat. Such spectacular fish leaps have produced various myths.
There has only ever been one recorded human death from sturgeon on the Suwannee River: a five-year-old girl in 2015. That was tragic, and two other people in her boat were also injured. Nobody wants that to happen.
But the myth that many people have been killed by jumping sturgeon is not true.
What Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recommends is:
“Go slow. Wear your life jacket. Stay off the bow of the boat.”
Which jibes with Continue reading