Four women were canoeing on the North River in Quincy, just 20 miles south of Boston, when they paddled across a dead fish. But this wasn’t any old trout. The carcass they came across was that of a six-foot long, 75 pound female ancient Atlantic sturgeon, according to the New England Aquarium.
Rather than scream and paddle in the other direction, the four women did what any other ladies would do, of course: They pulled the sturgeon into their boat, and contacted local wildlife authorities. The dead sturgeon was then brought to the New England Aquarium, where the head veterinarian, performed a necropsy on the fish. The carcass will be donated to the Harvard’s Museum of Natural History.