Scary Sturgeon Beached Beneath Brooklyn Bridge

Posted on: May 24th, 2011 at 6:28 am by

We’re gonna need a bigger boat!  Or fishing net, for that matter.  Sunday morning, we posted a photo from our Flickr pool showing somone poking a mysterious sea creature on the beach beneath the Brooklyn Bridge.  We thought nothing of it until Boogie reader ML sent in some crazy close-ups of the “thing.”

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It’s a scary looking bastard!  Our tipster surmised that the “crazy looking fish was missing it’s tail section like it got cut off by a boat or something.”  But Gothamist has more on the discovery, saying that it was an Atlantic Sturgeon exceeding seven feet.

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There are certainly some big fish in the East River, like the huge striped bass plucked from the water exactly one year ago.

And the original photo, as shot by Several Seconds:

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