TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Monitoring reports show dozens of endangered sturgeon have been swimming around near where the new Tappan Zee Bridge is being built.
The Journal-News reported Friday (http://lohud.us/1bwtSwN ) that receivers placed in the Hudson River last year have picked up signals from Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon outfitted with sonic tags.
The reports became available this week. They show 23 shortnose sturgeon swam near the construction zone by Tarrytown last summer and fall, while at least 13 juvenile Atlantic sturgeon went through a larger area, ranging from the George Washington Bridge to Stony Point. The number of adult Atlantic sturgeon recorded isn't publicly available.
The National Marine Fisheries Service and the state Department of Environmental Conservation required the state Thruway Authority to document the fishes' movements during the construction.
Information from: The Journal News, http://www.lohud.com