For more than four decades it was believed native striped bass in the St. John River had been lost forever. The population crashed over a short period following the opening of the Mactaquac Dam in 1968. Sporadic searches since then for evidence of “stripers” spawning in the river had brought up nothing. The only fish found were visitors from U.S. rivers or from the Shubenacadie in Nova Scotia.
But a new study by scientists from Canada and the U.S. shows the St. John’s native striped bass population has very likely managed to survive.
LINK (via: CBC)