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New Sturgeons added to Flint RiverQuarium exhibit

Over five sturgeons have been added at the Flint RiverQuarium over the last few weeks. (Source: WALB) Over five sturgeons have been added at the Flint RiverQuarium over the last few weeks. (Source: WALB)
The Blue Hole exhibit is where the sturgeons will be housed. (Source: WALB) The Blue Hole exhibit is where the sturgeons will be housed. (Source: WALB)
Sturgeons can be known as a threatened species which makes it difficult to find for educational purposes. (Source: WALB) Sturgeons can be known as a threatened species which makes it difficult to find for educational purposes. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A new edition of species has been swimming around at the Flint RiverQuarium over the last few weeks. 

Six Atlantic Sturgeons have been added to the Blue Hole exhibit, a representation of a blue hole in a typical river. 

The sturgeons came from North Carolina and were shipped here because of the size of the Flint RiverQuarium. 

These species are seven foot in length and 150 pounds. 

Curators said this is an important edition because they are difficult to find for educational purposes.

"This is a very good edition to the aquarium because we've been looking trying to find the sturgeon but since they are considered threatened, it makes it difficult to find them for educational purposes. And being an educator as we are, that is how we are actually allowed to have them on display," said Ben Scott, General Curator, Flint RiverQuarium. 

Flint RiverQuarium staff members said, if you are open water certified, there will be opportunities for you to swim with these species as well.

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