They don't just look wise. Lake sturgeon are seriously long-lived. The oldest on record lived a century and a half.
They are also Canada's largest freshwater fish. The longest known topped out at 4.5 meters (14-plus feet!).
Lake sturgeon have been swimming the earth roughly 60 million years longer than humans have been here. And they closely resemble their ancient ancestors, which were around at the same time as the dinosaurs.
Though they look intimidating, lake sturgeon are actually toothless bottom feeders, feeling their way slowly along the floors of lakes and rivers with their soft barbels (which are essentially whiskers).
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