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By ED WHITE 

Hold on! 240-pound fish, age 100, caught in Detroit River

 

April 30, 2021



DETROIT (AP) — Now that's a whopper — a very old whopper!

A 240-pound (108.8 kilograms) sturgeon that could be more than 100 years old was caught last week in the Detroit River by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The "real life river monster" was nearly 7 feet (2.1 meters) long, the agency said Friday on Facebook, where the photo was shared more than 24,000 times by late afternoon.

"Based on its girth and size, it is assumed to be a female and that she has been roaming our waters over 100 years. She was quickly released back into the river" after being weighed and measured, the Fish...



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