Sunday, July 25, 2021

Syr Darya Shovelnose Sturgeon Sketch

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For this week's #SundayFishSketch the theme is lost fishes, meaning fish that haven't been seen in a long time, but are not considered extinct. At least not yet. I have chosen to represent the Syr Darya Shovelnose Sturgeon endemic to the Syr Darya River in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, which were last seen in the 1960's. Part of the Area Sea has dried up over the decades and that has had an impact on this fish population. Add that to pollution and the population of this sturgeon has dropped significantly. 

I will be contributing some artwork to the Shoal Conservation's Lost Fish Art Challenge and I plan on doing this fish, as well as a few others, probably in watercolor.


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