They're back! Gulf sturgeon have begun their annual migration back into the Suwannee River, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officials.
Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey recently reported that the fish have started to return to the north Florida river. However, with the higher water levels this spring, the fish don't seem to be jumping as frequently as in previous years. As the river levels drop, the jumping frequency could increase.
People have been injured in accidental collisions with the large, armored jumping sturgeon. However, for the 2013 boating season, there were no reports of boaters being injured by them.