WILD CHINESE STURGEON REAPPEARS

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(0813 CR M13)WILD CHINESE STURGEON REAPPEARSDATELINE: Aug 13, 2011LENGTH: 00:01:24PKGINTROSome wild Chinese Sturgeon recently reappear in the Yangtze River.Being called "the underwater giant panda", the fish hasn't appeared in the river for decades.China Report has the story.PKGEarlier this week, Yang Shixiong, a fisherman in central China's Hubei Province caught a strange fish in Han River, a main tributary of the Yangtze River.Having been fishing on the river for more than 15 years, Yang had never seen such kind of fish before.He immediately reported it to local aquatic department, and the later found it is a wild Chinese Sturgeon.As a precious but endangered species native to China, the Chinese Sturgeon is thought to have lived at the same time as dinosaurs, dating back to a period of 140 million years ago. It is an animal strictly protected by the Chinese government, named a "national treasure" much like its mammalian counterpart, the Giant Panda.Not only Yang, other fishermen alon Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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