Endangered sturgeon to be tracked

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Fisheries scientists will implant microchips into endangered sturgeon this year before they are released into the Yangtze River in an effort to learn more about their movements.

According to EastDay.com, Officials from the Administration of Shanghai Yangtze Estuarine Preserve for Chinese Sturgeon will implant 2cm microchip tags in the fish so they can be tracked using a Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) system.

Deputy Director of the Administration Liu Jian told EastDay.com: "Their living habits in the river's upper reaches are generally mastered because the living period there is short and they don't move much. But we know very little about their movement in the river mouth for lack of research, let alone that in the sea.

"Carrying out the research not only helps us know more about the Chinese sturgeon but also provides reference to study ways to adapt to changes on earth."