Sturgeon is one of the oldest fish groups in the world.
They have existed for over 250 million years and have survived dinosaurs without much change. But, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, today, the sturgeon family is the most vulnerable family of the Red List, being on the brink of extinction.
In the photo – a giant beluga, which was caught in the Caspian Sea roughly in the 1850s. According to local residents, sturgeon weighing about 1000 kg was caught in Vylkovo in the middle of the last century