Atlantic Sturgeon leaping in the Kennebec River June 2003
photo's by Doug Watts
"But while looking at the rushing and rippling stream,
I saw a great fish, some six feet long and thick in proportion, suddenly emerge
at whole length, turn a somerset, and then vanish again beneath the water. It
was a glistening, yellowish brown, with its fins all spread, and looking very
strange and startling darting so life-like from the black water, throwing itself
fully into the bright sunshine, and then lost to sight and pursuit."