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Seven-foot sturgeon found in Conn. River

LYME, Conn. — State environmental officials are investigating the discovery of a 7-foot Atlantic sturgeon that washed up on the shores of the Connecticut River in Lyme.

Tom Savoy, a biologist with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, tells WFSB-TV that the 100-pound fish, an endangered species, is the largest found in the river.

It was discovered last Saturday, near Elys Ferry Road.

Savoy says the fish was a female, about 15 years old. He’s not sure how it died. Atlantic Sturgeon could live up to 75 years old and grow up to 15 feet long.

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