Atlantic Sturgeon Debut

February 7, 2019

The New York Aquarium is now home to five Endangered Atlantic sturgeon. These fish were once plentiful in the Hudson River, and the aquarium has been designated as a satellite research facility by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to educate visitors about the importance of protecting this historically important species.

During your next visit, you'll have the opportunity to see these gigantic sturgeon nose-to-nose, and learn about their central role in New York State history, and how conservationists are working to prevent their extinction.

Each sturgeon measures between five and six feet in length and weighs upwards of 120 pounds. They are the newest residents of Canyon’s Edge in Ocean Wonders: Sharks!, a massive replication of the Hudson Canyon marine ecosystem located approximately 100 miles off the coast of New York City. The Canyon’s Edge habitat is also home to sand tiger sharks, sandbar sharks, nurse sharks, and other marine species native to New York waters.

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