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Chinese Sturgeon Aquarium

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.

The Chinese Sturgeon Aquarium is situated on the islet in Xiaoxita in Yichang. Built in 1982, the institute is using artificial breeding techniques to try to preserve this endangered species. The Chinese sturgeon used to swim to the upper reaches of the Yangzi to spawn then carried its fry back to the lower reaches. The damming of the Yangzi has blocked the sturgeon's route.

The Chinese sturgeon has existed for one hundred and forty million years and is thought to have lived at the same time as dinosaurs. The fish can grow up to 4 meters in length, weigh up to five hundred kilograms and is the largest of all species of sturgeon. The Chinese sturgeon justifiably so, enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers, and is one of the most visited place.

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