Correct Answers to Fact Sheet
See: Lake Sturgeon Fact Sheet (PDF)
Female sturgeon produce about how many eggs?
c) Four million (4,000,000)
The sturgeon’s oily swim bladder was often
processed to produce isinglass, a type of gelatin used in making what type of product?
b) Beer and wine
How many teeth do lake sturgeon have?
c) Zero (0)
What is the name of the Detroit River island
closest to the sturgeon habitat project?
b) Belle Isle
Female sturgeon live to be how old?
a) 80–150 years old
True or False
The State of Michigan prohibits commercial fishing for lake sturgeon and closely regulates sturgeon sport fishing.
The current lake sturgeon population is estimated to be ten percent of its historic abundance in Michigan.
b) False. The answer is one (1%) percent.
People once burned huge piles of sturgeon along
the shores of the Detroit River. They also used oily
sturgeon carcasses as fuel for passing steam ships.
Sturgeon have uneven or asymmetrical tails like those of sharks.
When European settlers arrived in the region, sturgeon were so numerous during the spring spawning run that they were reportedly capable of capsizing fishing boats.