As lake sturgeon drift down river they
begin to grow and eventually become juvenile
sturgeon. A picture of a juvenile sturgeon is seen on the
right. Juvenile sturgeon are much larger than larval sturgeon,
but they still have may threats to survive before they reach adulthood.
Juvenile sturgeon may be eaten by birds or by
larger fish, even at this size in their growth. Juveniles also
require certain types of food and habitat which may be scarce in
Can you see the juvenile sturgeon in the photo to the right?
Juvenile lake sturgeon often have black spots
on them, as this one does, so they can blend with the coloring
of the bottom.
Juvenile lake sturgeon being released back into