National Geographic : 1923 Dec
©N.G.S. ralutcu uy naauroui lvmulayaa. COMMON STURGEON (Acipenser sturio) Common Sturgeons are found from the Carolina coast to the Maine Gulf, with the Delaware River the region oftheir greatest abundance. Once they were plentiful, but over-fishing has so reduced the supply that the taking of one is decidedly rare, and when taken living itsells for several hundred dollars. The spawning season is regulated somewhat by the temperature of the water, May being the usual month inthe Delaware River. The eggs areused in making caviar.