TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida wildlife officials are warning boaters on the Suwannee River to watch our for flying fish.
Gulf sturgeon are returning to the Suwannee River. The fish are famous for leaping more than 7 feet above the water, and people boating on the north Florida river have been injured by the large, airborne sturgeon.READ MORE: Interim Broward Schools Superintendent Vickie Cartwright To Make $275K, Starts August 2
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the river is running at higher water levels, though, and the fish don’t seem to be jumping as frequently as they did in previous years. Officials say the sturgeon could resume their acrobatics if river levels drop.READ MORE: Coral Gables Condo Took Emergency Measures After Being Deemed Unsafe, Residents Don't Have To Evacuate
According to the commission, no boaters were injured by flying sturgeon last year. Biologists aren’t sure why sturgeon jump, but they assure boaters that the fish aren’t trying to attack people.MORE NEWS: New South Florida COVID-19 Test Sites Pop Up As Cases Increase At An Alarming Rate
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