Video spotlight

Video spotlight: Listening to a river to help sturgeon

The Kootenai River starts and ends in Canada. It runs 485 miles with about a third of those miles dipping into Idaho and Montana. The Kootenai Tribe lives along the river and once relied on its sturgeon for food. Chuck Cathcart/Idaho Public Television

Native white sturgeon in the Kootenai River need some help and researchers are listening. Check out this video and story explaining how a U.S. Geological Survey team and the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho are using soundwaves to learn how sediment is building up and affecting the fish’s ability to reproduce.

— Brett Prettyman

By Brett Prettyman.