Montana Winner – Taylyn Dukart, Baker High School
My name is Twizzle. I’m a pallid sturgeon. My dad named me that because I love to swim in circles and sometimes I jump out of the water and spin around just like an ice skater.
We live in the Yellowstone River in Montana. The river has been affected by commercial fishing, environmental contaminants, dams and deep channels. Due to those changes, there are fewer underwater tree snags where we can find food and fewer shallows where the larvae are safe from predators.
There are currently recovery efforts in place. The Fish and Wildlife Service, conservation groups and the courts are working to improve the rivers in ways that will help rebuild the natural habitat.
Thank you for caring about me!
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