It used to be possible to find 16-feet-long Beluga sturgeon in and around the Black and Caspian Seas. But those giants are gone, and the small ones still around are threatened by people who harvest their valuable eggs. (Photo by Tim Flach)  via @AOL_Lifestyle Read more: https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/11/15/stunning-new-photos-show-the-faces-of-animals-on-the-verge-of-extinction/23276903/?a_dgi=aolshare_pinterest#fullscreen

Heartbreaking photos show faces of animals on the verge of extinction

It used to be possible to find 16-feet-long Beluga sturgeon in and around the Black and Caspian Seas. But those giants are gone, and the small ones still around are threatened by people who harvest their valuable eggs. (Photo by Tim Flach) via @AOL_Lifestyle Read more: https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/11/15/stunning-new-photos-show-the-faces-of-animals-on-the-verge-of-extinction/23276903/?a_dgi=aolshare_pinterest#fullscreen

How To Produce Caviar Without Killing:  Sturgeon Massage

How To Produce Caviar Without Killing: Sturgeon Massage

Beluga Sturgeon - weight 2698 lb 7 oz - length 276 inches. Caught in the Volga Delta, 1922, before over-fishing..

This Beluga Sturgeon was Caught in the Volga Delta, Russia in Weight kg ( 2698 lb 7 oz ) Lenght ( 276 in )

Inktober 16 - Beluga Sturgeon by Ciameth.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt

The Beluga Sturgeon Huso huso is the largest species of sturgeon.

Beluga Sturgeon. [CR] The beluga is the largest European freshwater fish. The beluga is a huge and late-maturing fish that can live for 118 years.  Over harvesting of Beluga caviar, which is the eggs of the sturgeon, has caused a 90% decline in beluga sturgeon populations. Unfortunately the fish must be killed in order to retrieve the eggs. The trade in beluga caviar is worth some 100 million annually. The U.S. is the biggest consumer of these precious salted sturgeon eggs.

Beluga Sturgeon. [CR] The beluga is the largest European freshwater fish. The beluga is a huge and late-maturing fish that can live for 118 years. Over harvesting of Beluga caviar, which is the eggs of the sturgeon, has caused a 90% decline in beluga sturgeon populations. Unfortunately the fish must be killed in order to retrieve the eggs. The trade in beluga caviar is worth some 100 million annually. The U.S. is the biggest consumer of these precious salted sturgeon eggs.

Beluga Sturgeon | starred sturgeon, Acipenser stellatus, and beluga sturgeon, Huso huso ...

Beluga Sturgeon | starred sturgeon, Acipenser stellatus, and beluga sturgeon, Huso huso ...

The Beluga Sturgeon (Huso huso) is the biggest freshwater fish in the world. Credit: Phyllis Rachler / WWF

The beluga or European sturgeon (Huso huso) is a species of anadromous fish in…

Beluga sturgeon

Beluga sturgeon - View amazing Beluga photos - Huso huso - on Arkive

Beluga Sturgeon:  Living up to 120 years these interesting looking creatures can grow to be nearly 7 meters in length.

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Beluga sturgeon - huge & late-maturing fish that can live for 118 years. Over harvesting of Beluga caviar has caused a decline in beluga sturgeon populations.

A Beluga (Sturgeon) caught in 1922

A record-breaking Great Sturgeon caught in Kazan, Russia in 1921 a

Beluga Sturgeon

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Colour: Caviar... Code: SW 6990... Caviar: "Fine delicacy!"... Quick Fact: Caviar is a delicacy consisting of salt-cured fish-eggs of the Acipenseridae family. The rarest and costliest is from beluga sturgeon that swim in the Caspian Sea, which is bordered by Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, and Azerbaijan.

Colour: Caviar... Code: SW 6990... Caviar: "Fine delicacy!"... Quick Fact: Caviar is a delicacy consisting of salt-cured fish-eggs of the Acipenseridae family. The rarest and costliest is from beluga sturgeon that swim in the Caspian Sea, which is bordered by Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, and Azerbaijan.

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