This Atlantic sturgeon was spotted in the Charles River by Rick Bellitti. Photo courtesy Rick Bellitti.
TheBostonChannel: A tax accountant out for a walk in Boston got a surprise last week when he spotted an endangered Atlantic sturgeon in the Charles River.
Rick Bellitti was on his daily stroll to the North End when he saw an unusual 4’ long fish circling the waters near the locks for the Charles River dam. Unable to identify the fish, he sent pictures to his father, a recreational fisherman, who forwarded them to the New England Aquarium.
Tom Richardson is the co-director and host of BoatingLocal. Before that he served as the editor of Northeast Boating from 2005 to 2009, and as managing editor of Salt Water Sportsman magazine from 1995 to 2004. He lives, boats and fishes in southeastern Massachusetts with his wife and three kids.