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July 27, 2020

Better Left Alone? While the lake sturgeon populations in the U.S. have rebounded due to careful management practices, scientists in Europe are using genetic manipulation in hopes of restoring a semblance of a Russian sturgeon population in waters where they've been overharvested for caviar.

While better reserved for a time closer to Halloween, with recent reports of successful cross-breeding

between paddlefish and sturgeon meant to sustain a European caviar industry in decline due to the

overharvest of the source sturgeon species, the "sturddlefish" as it's known, is just one aquatic oddball

in a list of man-made mixes of two fish species. What follows are the tales – perhaps ca...

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