Veterinarian: Creature that washed up on beach is a sturgeon fish

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FOLLY BEACH, SC (WCSC) - A South Carolina Aquarium veterinarian says that a creature that reportedly washed up on Folly Beach is a sturgeon fish.

The sturgeon is one of the oldest families of bony fish in existence. According to Wikipedia, the sturgeons are native to subtropical, temperate and sub-Arctic rivers, lakes and coastlines of Eurasia and North America.

They are distinctive for their elongated bodies, lack of scales and occasional great size.

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