Local biologists refer to them as "living fossils".  Northland anglers know that sturgeon can live to be more than 100 years old - and they're highly dependent on good water quality to survive.  You can learn more about these mammoth fish at an event called "Sturgeon In Wisconsin-Living Fossils In A Modern World" - happening Tuesday, February 13, 6-7 PM, at the Lake Superior Estuarium on Barkers Island.

Paul Piszczek - a Fisheries Biologist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - will offer insight into the local population of sturgeon in the St. Louis River and estuary.  Wisconsin and Minnesota DNR officials work together to stock and study sturgeon on the river,  On the agenda will be a report on their recent successes, along with the history, general biology, ecology, research, and management of the fish in the St. Louis River and the greater Lake Superior waterway.

This event is free and open to the general public to attend. Light refreshments will be served.