Green sturgeon makes surprise appearance

 •  by Lois Henry
A wild green sturgeon was found by US Bureau of Reclamation crews on the San Joaquin River on the weekend of April 11-12, 2020. A white sturgeon is behind the staffer. Credit: USBR

A rare, wild green sturgeon was found on the San Joaquin River upriver from the confluence of the Merced this past weekend by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation crews checking salmon traps at Hills Ferry.

The discovery caused some excitement as this endangered fish had not been seen that far up the San Joaquin in many years, according to National Marine Fisheries Service staff.

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