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Flying Fish Kills Girl, 5, on Fla. River

Jaylon Rippy was boating with her family

(Newser) - Florida's leaping sturgeon have occasionally proven more than a little hazardous to boaters on its Suwannee River , but the latest incident is as tragic as it is unprecedented: 5-year-old Jaylon Rippy was boating with her family late last week when a flying sturgeon—which can reach 8 feet and... More »

Florida Girl Knocked Out —by a Flying Fish

This is why Florida can't have nice boat rides

(Newser) - Ah, Florida: The sunshine, the sand, the water. The consciousness-stealing crazy large fish flying through the air. As NBC reports, 14-year-old Heavyn Nash was out for a boat ride Sunday with her mom and grandfather on the Suwanee River. But of course, this being Florida , we can't have nice... More »

Biologist Has Found Way to Make Caviar Cheap

We could see 'greener' delicacy for $20 an ounce

(Newser) - A biologist in Germany is ready to revolutionize caviar, and her plan could save fish lives even as it cuts costs for consumers. Caviar comes from sturgeon—"an animal as old as dinosaurs, today nearly extinguished from its natural habitats," as Dr. Angela Köhler's company puts... More »

Milan's Poor Get Contraband Caviar for Xmas

(Newser) - The poor and homeless in Milan will get a pricey treat this holiday season, the BBC reports. Officials will distribute 88 pounds of beluga caviar seized from smugglers to the city’s shelters and soup kitchens. The sturgeon roe, confiscated in November en route from Poland, is valued at around... More »

Flying Fish Crash Into Boaters

Once-endangered sturgeon weigh up to 200 lbs, can't be killed

(Newser) - Boaters on Florida’s Suwannee River have been knocked unconscious by "sturgeon strikes" as the muscular fish rocket through the air, the New York Times reports. The  collisions  have caused a broken pelvis, shattered leg and a slashed throat. The fish, which can weigh up to 200 pounds, have... More »

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