Yesterday, a sea monster was found under the Brooklyn Bridge.
We are very sad to report that sea monster found between the burrows was…. not actually a "sea monster".
Kim Durham, a rescue program director and biologist for the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation in Riverhead, N.Y., checked out the decomposing creature and knew right away what it was:
"We could tell it was an Atlantic sturgeon right away. They have bony plates all over their bodies. There's no mistaking a sturgeon."
Well, that's not as fun!
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a 1995 study found that there were about 9,500 juvenile Atlantic sturgeons in the Hudson River — so they're not even rare!
We still haven't given up on unicorns and mermaids!