Missouri River Home To Endangered Pallid Sturgeon
More than 20 years after being listed as an endangered species, the pallid sturgeon is just treading water in the Missouri River. Thanks to an ongoing restocking program, the fish population is stable but not recovering.
The volunteer crew members pulled on their life jackets and climbed into a flat-bottomed aluminum boat at a ramp near Nebraska City, Neb. They came out early on a cold, gray April morning hoping to catch an endangered pallid sturgeon.