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    Default Did a 'Sea Monster' Wash Up on a South Carolina Coast?

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    By Kelli Bender, PAWNATION.COM

    March 26, 2012

    Residents in a South Carolina coastal town believe they are dealing with a whole different kind of sea monster after an alarmingly large and strange-looking body of some kind of aquatic creature washed up on the coastal state's Folly Beach.

    Not knowing what the corpse could be, locals started claiming it was some kind of unknown sea monster. A South Carolina aquarium vet quickly dispelled this belief, identifying the freaky fish as a very large sturgeon.
    Several species of sturgeon are native to North America, with the Atlantic sturgeon being the type found in the South Carolina area. All species of this swimmer are known to grow to massive sizes. The Atlantic Sturgeon usually grows to be around 10 feet long and 300 pounds, but can grow to be as big as 15 feet long and 800 pounds.

    Obviously, Folly Beach's find is on the bigger side. The fish's beady eyes, face barbs and bony, scale-like plates all contribute to the sturgeon's alien look.

    For many residents of the area, this may be the first and last time they see a fish of this kind. The species, which has been swimming our seas for a 100 million years, is at risk. Sturgeon populations are being hit hard by commercial fishing, with several species making the endangered list.

    http://www.ksee24.com/news/local/Did...144271785.html
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    its a sturgeon I think they call it. nope don't know how to spell it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffrey Thomason View Post
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    thank you JT...whatever they call it....it sure is ugly!!!
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    Atlantic sturgeon......a species that is diminishing in numbers due to the demand for
    caviar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by momof23goats View Post
    its a sturgeon I think they call it. nope don't know how to spell it.

    Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm we have sturgeon in the lakes and rivers here and I ain't never seen NO STURGEON that looked like that before!
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    I've caught sturgeon before but dang...that is huge!!!

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    Lightbulb Yummmmmm...

    sea food!

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    Quote Originally Posted by packyderms_wife View Post
    Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm we have sturgeon in the lakes and rivers here and I ain't never seen NO STURGEON that looked like that before!
    Different species. We have sturgeons in rivers here too. It sure looks grotesque but that is probably due to its size. Lots of fish get to looking much different once they get very large. They tend to get heavier in the head and body in relation to their length.

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