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Record Sturgeon Caught In Wisconsin

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Record Sturgeon Caught In Wisconsin

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Record Sturgeon Caught In Wisconsin

Record Sturgeon Caught In Wisconsin

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Officials from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources captured, tagged and then released a sturgeon weighing more than 240 pounds. The fish, a female, is the largest on record for the state. One scientist estimates the fish is 125 years old.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne with the catch of the day. Officials from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources captured, tagged and released a sturgeon weighing over 240 pounds. That makes this fish, a female, the largest on record for the state. One scientist estimates she's 125 years old. The sturgeon is old enough to have been around when Grover Cleveland was president, but a few years too young to remember a first edition of "Moby Dick." It's MORNING EDITION.

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