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Endangered Animals in Estuaries Science

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Cheyenne Blanding

on 28 February 2013

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Endangered Animals in Estuaries By: Erin Blanding Smalltooth Sawfish Length : 25 ft. max. Weight: 1,200 lb. max. A mix between a shark and a stingray. Threats: Excessive fishing, bycatch,
and habitat degradation Pacific Herring Length: 18 in. max. Weight: 2 lb. max. Have a blue-green upper body, silvery sides Threats: excessive fishing, habitat loss
degradation, pollution Cool fact: When these fish are cut , laid on
kelp and salted, they are called Kazunoko Kombu,
a delicacy in Japan. Mangrove Rivulus Length: 3 in. max. Weight: 2 oz. max. Can be dark brown or green Threats: Habitat alteration, new development in habitat These fish are one of the few known self fertilizing
hermaphodites meaning only one parent is needed to have a baby. Gulf Sturgeon Length: 8 ft. max Weight: 200 lb. max. Back and sides are light or dark brown, very pale underside
Has 5 rows of scutes Threats: Excessive fishing, poaching, bycatch, dams Cool Fact: These fish can jump a bit more than 6 feet out of water, sometimes injuring boaters. Green Sturgeon Length: 7 ft. Weight: 350 lb. max. Can be olive green on dorsal side and gray or golden brown on
the rest of their body. Threats: Bycatch, excessive fishing, water development Cool Fact: The scutes on the skin of these fish have sharpy, bony
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Smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata). Dir. khaledazamnoor. 16 Feb. 2011. Youtube. Web. 18 Dec. 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDwU3ZkGKro>. Bibliography
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