Sturgeon and Humans Collide on the Suwannee Drought conditions have caused crowding in the Florida river — for fish and for boaters, a state Wildlife official says. During the weekend, a 32-year-old Jet Skier was knocked unconscious by a jumping sturgeon, and in 2006, 10 people were hurt in sturgeon-human incidents in Florida.
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Sturgeon and Humans Collide on the Suwannee

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Sturgeon and Humans Collide on the Suwannee

Sturgeon and Humans Collide on the Suwannee

Sturgeon and Humans Collide on the Suwannee

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During the weekend, 32-year-old Tara Spears was knocked unconscious by a jumping sturgeon while Jet Skiing. In 2006, 10 people were hurt in sturgeon-human incidents in Florida. Capt. Roy Brown of Florida's Fish and Wildlife Department says drought conditions mean there's less room for boaters and sturgeon to move. When the river shrinks, the fish get crowded, he says.

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