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Kristen Marcell, an outreach support specialist with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, holds an Atlantic sturgeon afloat as the fish gets used to the water of the Hudson River on Wednesday, May 12, 2004, in Staatsburg. ENCON along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released 15 Atlantic sturgeon that were captive-bred in a Pennsylvania hatchery.(Credit: AP)

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The Sturgeon

The Atlantic Sturgeon plays a crucial role in the development of many projects along the Hudson River. (June 8, 2012)