Seeking Shortnose Sturgeon Sightings

Adult Shortnose Sturgeon

The best available information indicates that, like most other migratory fish species, Shortnose sturgeon never made it above the fall line at Turners Falls. We would be most interested in sightings of these animals above the Turners Falls dam.

In addition, we would be interested in knowing of any sightings of small sturgeons (less that 1 ft total length) anywhere in the river.

Juvenile Shortnose Sturgeon

If you have any information, please contact: Alan Richmond, Biology Department, Box 5810, Morrill Science Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-5810

For more information on this fish, look up the Connecticut River Book page at:
under Book, Animals, Fish, Shortnose Sturgeon.